Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Summer Opportunity: SUMP Summer 2017

The Summer Undergraduate Mentorship Program (SUMP) of the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is a six-week program that offers students from underrepresented groups in medicine and/or economically disadvantaged background a unique opportunity to become exposed to the realities and options within the medical profession through a “shadowing” experience with a physician. Besides shadowing a doctor in a preferred area of specialty, the program offers a broad and comprehensive curriculum, including medical lectures, hands-on workshops, a health disparities research project and literature review under the supervision of an Einstein College of Medicine MD PHD candidate research mentors and the medical librarians at Einstein.

SUMP requires a full time commitment Monday-Friday over six summer weeks. Students will be expected to attend fourteen hours of lecture per week and spend at least six hours per week with their assigned mentor.  Program participants will be awarded a stipend at the end of the program. 

Students will be considered if they are US citizens, Permanent Residents or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services from an underrepresented group in medicine and/or have an economically disadvantaged background.
·         Must have completed at least their freshman year with at least one year in science by June 2017. (Sophomores' and higher)
·         Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
·         Students must complete the online application, provide an official college transcript and obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member before the April 1st deadline.
·         Medical clearance is also required at time of acceptance.
·         Live in the Bronx or nearby metropolitan area.
Application Opens January 15th, 2017
Deadline is April 1st, 2017 at 5:00 PM 
No Housing is Available
Visit the website below to find out more information and submit your online application!