Internships, Fellowships, and Research Experiences build your resume and make your applications to professional and graduate programs more competitive. When applying to medical schools, health professions, and graduate programs, think about your competition. Last year, Howard University’s Medical School received over 9,000 applications. How can you rise to the top in an applicant pool that large? High grade point averages in STEM courses; Better than average admission test scores (DAT, GRE, MCAT, PCAT, etc.), participation and leadership roles in student and professional organizations, and Research Experiences. Now is the time to apply for Summer 2017 internship and research opportunities. Here are excellent programs that provide great exposure and experience:
PRIDE – Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridecc/
The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students - http://icahn.mssm.edu/about/departments/environmental-public-health/education/international-program
The Global Health Corps - http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/fellowship-position/
CDC Student Opportunities in Public health - https://www.cdc.gov/features/studentopportunities/
ORISE Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships - http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/
NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students - https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/process/diversity/research-and-training-for-students/summer-research-training-program/Pages/summer-internship-program.aspx
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