Office Student Diversity, College of Medicine and Life Sciences

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:

Additional information about the clinical research SURF program can be found at:

The application deadline is March 2, 2016

Students will be notified of acceptance status by April 6, 2016        

SURF 2016 starts May 23, 2016 and ends July 29, 2016. 

Students should apply at and select an area of research interest. 







Last Updated: 9/28/15