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Preprofessional Opportunities

Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Ithaca New York
Deadline: Early March


Bruce Ballard, MD, Associate Dean

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College
Of Cornell University
445 East 69th Street, Rm. 110
New York, NY 10021

(212) 746-1057


Program is designed for underrepresented minority premed students who preferably have already taken biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. Preference is given to students with a grade point average of 3.0 and above.


The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Minority Students is designed to give participants deeper insights into the wide range of options that exist for minority physicians. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, classroom lectures, seminars on public health issues, practical discussions by physicians from different specialties, and observations of hospital care, the college students gain a clearer picture of both the demands and opportunities they will encounter in medicine. Students receive a $140/week cost of living allowance and are housed rent-free in the dormitory but are required to pay for meals and living expenses.