Summer Scholars Program
*** Application Period for 2013 is Over -- Look for Information about 2014 Later this Year ***
The ability to engineer functional tissues and organs in the laboratory requires the coordinated expertise of many disciplines including cell and molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, and physiology. Through its Summer Scholars Program, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) offers medical and undergraduate students an opportunity to experience this exciting, multidisciplinary research, firsthand. During the 10-week program, students will conduct an individually tailored research project under the supervision of WFIRM faculty and staff. Projects are focused in several areas including biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled release systems, biochemistry, cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering.
The program’s objectives include exposing students to multidisciplinary research projects that address real-world clinical needs, providing training in a strong team-based environment, and encouraging the next generation of scientists and clinicians to peruse careers in regenerative medicine.
The program also offers students many opportunities for social interaction with each other as well as with the faculty and staff of WFIRM. These events are intended to help our students form relationships with fellow scientists that will persist beyond their tenure at the institute. These events also represent an opportunity to experience some of the recreational assets that the Winston-Salem area has to offer.
Dates and Deadlines
The 2013 WFIRM Summer Scholar Program will begin on June 3rd and conclude on August 9th. The dealine was submitting applications, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, was Feb. 10, 2013.
Summer Student Requirements
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
- Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or be eligible to work at Wake Forest for the 10-week summer program.
- Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territory.
- Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education.
- Have a strong interest in pursuing a PhD and/or MD (or currently pursuing an MD)
- Be at least 18 years of age by first day of program
To apply to the WFIRM Summer Scholars Program, please download the application and follow the instructions. The application and two letters of recommendation (preferably from those who can comment on your academic and/or research experience) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For letters of recommendation, please have the sender include your name in the subject line.
In addition to a completed application, a copy of your academic transcripts is required. We must be in receipt of all these materials by the application deadline. Transcripts should be sent to: Tom Shupe, Ph.D., Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-7290.
Initial selections will be made by March 2013. It is recommended that the applicant regularly check their email throughout the selection period.