Summer Scholars

About Our Scholars

Over the past seven years, a total of 102 undergraduates, 52 male and 50 female, participated in the WFIRM Summer Scholars program.  The interns were studying in institutions across the country.  Interns’ majors included biology, bio-technology, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, pre-med, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, computer science and mathematics.

Summer Scholars Chart 1

Chart 1: Percentages of WFIRM Summer Scholars from NC and non-NC/national recruits 

From 2007 to 2012, 79 students participated.  Of those, 36 (46%) continue to complete their undergraduate programs with nearly all citing intentions to pursue post-graduate degrees as well as the Summer Scholars experience providing clarification of interests and subsequent career/education paths.  Forty-three (54%) have already earned undergraduate college degrees with nearly half (44%) currently enrolled in or completed MD or PhD Program at a medical school, 30% currently enrolled in or completed graduate/PhD program and 18% currently employed with a BS in the Life Sciences field.  Chart 2 below depicts the distribution of former alumni attending post-graduate education in NC, at WFU/WFSOM and other institutions in the US and abroad.  All currently employed remain in the Triad region.

Summer Scholars Chart 2

Chart 2: Post-Undergraduate Outcomes:  Breakdown of former alumni pursuing post-graduate education 

WFIRM Summer Scholars' Speak!

WFIRM Summer Scholars Speak 2014

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