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University of Iowa - Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Iowa City Iowa
Deadline: Early February


UMR Program
University of Iowa MSTP
2206 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

(319) 335-8303
Fax: (319) 335-6634


- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States - Be a rising junior or senior (your earliest anticipated graduation should not be before December) - Major in biological or physical science - Prior research experience required


The University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program offers an intensive experience for highly motivated undergraduates interested in future combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides the opportunity to conduct hands-on intensive research with scientists at The University of Iowa.

Participants carry out independent research conducted under the direction of an established mentor in the biomedical sciences. In addition, the program offers weekly seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, career development seminars, case-based learning sessions and physician-scientist shadowing. Participants gain an appreciation for the role of the physician-scientist in asking pertinent medically related research questions, carrying the results of the work to the patient's bedside. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation.