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Summer Research Scholarship in Neurosurgery for Medical Students

Department of Neurological Surgery
The Departments of Neurosurgery at —Johns Hopkins, UCLA (The University of California at Los Angeles), University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), University of North Carolina, and Washington University in St. Louis, have partnered this year 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.

To Apply for the Summer Research Scholarship

Apply for 2023

This nine-week fellowship is available from June - August of 2023. The purpose of the award is to provide a neurosurgical based research fellowship for students attending US medical schools or post – graduate training (Masters or PhD), who wish to gain research experience in the fields of neuroscience and neurosurgery, and have early exposure to the field of neurosurgery.

At each department, each student will be paired with a team of mentors, including neurosurgeons, neurosurgery residents, scientists, and researchers. Students 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 expected to be in person for the completion of the fellowship, with an expected time commitment of about 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 is now open. Virtual interviews are expected to be conducted on Thursday, April 13, 2023. Award recipients will be announced — on April 28, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact to our Education Department via email or via mobile/text 305-968-5344.