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Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students

Location: New York
Agency: Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Due Date: February 1, 2017
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 3,500.00
Travel: 500.00
Description: The ACCESS program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences is a summer internship program designed for undergraduates from underserved or underrepresented populations who are interested in pursuing graduate study toward a Ph.D. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Students will attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities. The program lasts 10 weeks during the summer, and at the end a celebratory award ceremony is held in which students give poster and oral presentations on their research. Students will have the choice of performing research in one of these seven disciplines: Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biophysics, & Systems Biology. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All applicants must: have a GPA of 3.0 or better, have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program. Each student receives a stipend of $3,500 and up to $500 for travel expenses. On-campus housing is provided free of charge to those who are not from the New York City area.

Contact Information
Contact: Suzanne P. Baly
Phone: 212-746-6565
Web Site:

Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology