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University of Iowa Summer Undergraduates MSTP Research Program


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


SUMR Program
Medical Scientist Training Program
2206 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

800 551 6787 or 319


Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed their junior year toward a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences by the summer of planned participation.


The University of Iowa Summer Undergraduates MSTP Research Program offers an intensive experience for undergraduates interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides students with experience in research laboratories and exposure to clinical medicine and medically-relevant research. The SUMR program features research conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences, shadowing of physician-scientists in a clinical setting, Emergency Room shadowing, weekly seminars presenting patient-based discussions emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, career development seminars, and clinical case-based learning sessions.