U of Chgo, Summer Program Opportunities!

The Pritzker School of Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Pipeline Programs: the Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) for rising juniors and seniors and the Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP) for early college students. Please find attached flyers for each program.
Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research
PSOMER is for your outstanding rising junior and senior college students who wish to gain laboratory experience. PSOMER is an excellent eight week summer program designed for 10 high achieving college students from racial and ethnic groups (African American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian or other groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences or who self describe from disadvantaged backgrounds. This program will help students to gain formal experience in biomedical research and career development.
This year’s program dates are June 12 through August 9, 2012 and the program will again be held on The University of Chicago campus. The application deadline is Monday, February 27, 2012.
PSOMER students live on campus and work in the laboratories of UC faculty, where they will learn to do basic or clinical research. Research projects range from basic science to clinical projects reflecting our faculty’s commitment to advancing the science and practice of medicine. Participants will attend a weekly research colloquium where they will learn techniques of scientific analysis from UC faculty and medical school students who serve as mentors and TAs.
Program participants will receive a stipend of $3,200, enjoy free tuition, and present their work at a poster and presentation session.
Chicago Academic Medicine Program
CAMP is the ideal skills building program for your outstanding freshman and sophomore students. This program was developed to help college students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences (African American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian) college students from disadvantaged backgrounds to build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a pre-medical program of study.
This year’s program dates are June 18 through July 27, 2012 and the program will again be held on The University of Chicago campus. The application deadline is Monday, March 5, 2012.
CAMP is a tuition free, non-residential, six week academic skills building and mentoring program. Participants will receive a $1000 stipend and Chicago Transit Authority bus passes to defray in-town transportation expenses associated with the program.
Application Process
The on-line applications for PSOMER and CAMP are available on our website. Applications are not considered complete until a certified transcript and the required letters of recommendation have been received by this office. The online applications for both programs are available on our website at:
http://pritzker.bsd.uchicago.edu/about/diversity/pipeline/
Please share this information with select students in your school as well as your colleagues. But, we hope that you will encourage your most promising students to apply to the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research and Chicago Academic Medicine Program.
Should you have questions about the program, please contact Rosita Ragin, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs at (773) 702-1617 or me. For questions about the application process, please contact our Multicultural Affairs Coordinator, Nikki Oliver via email at noliver2.