Summer Scholars

About Our Scholars

Over the past seven years, a total of 127 undergraduates have participated in the WFIRM Summer Scholars program. The students were studying in institutions across the country. Students’ majors included biology, bio-technology, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, pre-med, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, computer science and mathematics.

2014 NC vs Non NC

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

From 2007 to 2014, 127 students participated. Of those, 49 (38%) 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.  Seventy-eight (61%) have already earned undergraduate college degrees. Of the total 127 participants, responses of 78 are summarized with nearly half (43%) currently enrolled in or completed MD or PhD Program at a medical school, 28% currently enrolled in or completed graduate/PhD program and 28% 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. 

2014 Post Undergrad

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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