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Preprofessional Opportunities

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Denver Colorado
Deadline: Early March


Sonia Flores, PhD

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Box C-304, 4200 E. Ninth Ave, Denver, CO 80262

(303) 315-0055


GEMS interns are selected on the basis of academic achievement, interest in biomedical science research careers, and inclusion in an underrepresented group or category (first generation college attendee, low income, financial need, or ethnic identity as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, or Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander). Successful applicants will have completed two years of college and demonstrated aptitude in one or more laboratory science courses. Those who have just completed their freshman year or graduated and international students (with student visas) are not eligible for this program.


Biomedical Sciences Program/GEMS is designed to introduce undergraduates from diverse and traditionally under-represented groups to biomedical research opportunities. The program consists of lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory research assignments with a mentor. Participating departments include: biochemistry and microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, experimental pathology, human medical genetics, immunology microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology. Each student will receive a $3,400 stipend. Room and board will need to be paid out of the stipend.