Preprofessional Opportunities

Augusta University - Student Training And Research Program


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Augusta Georgia
Deadline: Early February


In order to be eligible to participate in the STAR Program, applicants must meet the following criteria: - 18 years or older by start of the STAR session - Completion of at least freshman year in college - Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 - Minimum GPA of 3.0 in science courses - Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program* - Proof of current Health Insurance Coverage that extends throughout the duration of the Summer STAR Program - United States Citizenship (or hold permanent resident status) or international students currently enrolled in US college/university holding a student non-immigrant visa** - Proof of current social security number/card for employment purposes, with original card for documentation - Candidates who have already graduated from undergraduate college, or will be graduating in Spring 2020 are not eligible for this program. Students currently enrolled in specialized 4 plus 1 or other types of accelerated degree programs should contact The Graduate School to discuss potential eligibility. - It is the responsibility of the individual applicant to check with the international office at their home institution to determine eligibility for the STAR program and the proper procedures necessary to follow if accepted. - Acceptance into the program is on a competitive basis. The members of the STAR program committee, the Dean of The Graduate School and/or the Director of the STAR program are responsible for all final decisions.


The Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program is designed to provide biomedical research experience for undergraduate students with a sincere desire to pursue a graduate education in biomedical sciences.

This program provides opportunities for highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to develop skills as young scientists and to further explore their interest in biomedical research. During the course of the nine-week program, STARs actively participate in a biomedical research project under the guidance of a Augusta University faculty member.

In addition, STAR participants attend workshops, discussion groups and laboratory demonstrations that expose them to a broad range of biomedical research techniques, approaches and laboratory experiences available at Augusta University. The Summer STAR program provides excellent preparation and relevant experience for students planning to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences.