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Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship in Neurosurgery

Department of Neurological Surgery
The Departments of Neurosurgery at — Johns Hopkins University, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Medical University of South Carolina, National Institute of Health - NINDS, NYU Langone Health, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Washington University, UCLA, University of Buffalo, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, have partnered to offer a Summer Research Scholarship in Neurosurgery in support of students interested in neurosurgery and neuroscience to perform summer research within our departments of neurosurgery.

Apply for the Summer Research Scholarship in Neurosurgery for Medical Students

The goal of the program is to admit medical students between their 1st and 2nd year who have overcome adversity to obtain a medical education. They should have a strong interest in a career in neurosurgery but may have limited access to neurosurgical mentorship at the time of the application. The overall aim of the program is to create a more equitable neurosurgical work force.

Medical students will be paired with a team of mentors, including neurosurgeons, neurosurgery residents, scientists, and researchers. They will be able to participate in shadowing both in the clinic and operating rooms. Additionally, students will participate in both clinical and basic science research under the guidance of research mentors. Students will have the opportunity to gain firsthand exposure to the field of neurosurgery and its practice. Educational opportunities include attending Grand Rounds, case conferences, resident teaching conferences, and other educational programming offered to residents of the department. The knowledge, connections, and experience gained will enhance their opportunity for acceptance into neurosurgery, neurology, and neuroscience training programs in these highly competitive fields. Students are required to be in person for the completion of the 9-week fellowship, with an expected time commitment of 40 hours per week.

An overview of previous accomplishments of past scholars

  • Acceptance and presentation of research project at the annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting
  • Acceptance and presentation of research project at the annual Society for Neuroscience and awarded a Trainee Development Award
  • Multiple scholars have published papers from projects completed under their research mentorship.
  • Expansion of neurosurgical professional networks
Application cycle for Summer 2023 - 2024 will open January 1st, 2024 and close on March 15th, 2024. Virtual interviews are expected to be conducted at the end of March.

Awarded recipients will be announced on April 1st, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact to our Education Department via email or via mobile/text 305-968-5344.