Office Student Diversity, College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Dear University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow SURF) applicants for summer 2016,

The University of Toledo has very recently taken decisive and substantial steps towards debt reduction as so many universities have had to do.

Unfortunately, the College of Medicine and Life Sciences SURF program was one of the programs that had to be canceled for summer 2016.

Please accept our apologies for not accepting any applicants for this summer. We sincerely hope you understand and will continue to consider us for your training for graduate careers in the future.

Warmest regards,

Kandace Williams, PhD
Associate Dean for COM&LS Graduate Programs


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.  







Last Updated: 6/9/16