Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
In order to attract the highest caliber of students, the UT College of Medicine Admission Office and College of Graduate Studies offer a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for biomedical research-oriented and pre-medical-oriented undergraduate students. The purpose of the program is to introduce undergraduates to specific basic biomedical or clinical scientific research as a means of encouraging them to consider a career in biomedical research or medicine.
SURF is an important component of the College of Medicine and College of Graduate Studies diversity initiative and is open to all students. Underrepresented minority students, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. These are full-time, 10 week research positions and provide a $3,500 stipend. Opportunities for basic biomedical science research are in the areas of cancer biology; cardiovascular and metabolic disease; infection, immunity, and transplantation; and neuroscience and neurological disorders. Opportunities for clinical research are available in cardiovascular medicine, gerontology, neurology, HIV, endocrinology, orthopedic surgery, and pediatrics.
Additional information about the basic biomedical science research SURF program can be found at: http://www.utoledo.edu/med/grad/surf.html
Additional information about the clinical research SURF program can be found at: http://www.utoledo.edu/med/md/admissions/srp.html
The application deadline is March 8, 2013.
Students should apply at http://enrollmentservices.utoledo.edu/events/register.asp?event_id=1660 and select an area of research interest. Students will be notified of acceptance status by April 5, 2013.