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The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at the Miller School is to inspire and train the next generation of biomedical researchers and physician-scientists. The program seeks to maximize the talents and intellectual contributions of a diverse scientific and biomedical workforce and reduce the burden of human disease.

Our ten-week program immerses students from diverse backgrounds in hands-on, innovative biomedical research in the laboratories of our exceptional faculty members from multiple research disciplines, including:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics & Epigenetics
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Public Health Sciences

In addition to an intensive research experience, our SURF fellows benefit from a full schedule of career development sessions, including learning how to write effectively, critical reading of scientific literature, scientific ethics, and appropriate conduct.

SURF fellows are also introduced to the spectrum of research-oriented, higher degree-granting programs offered at the Miller School, including our program in Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program, our NIH T32-funded M.D./Ph.D. Program, and several master’s programs.

We will provide a stipend and housing on our Coral Gables campus for all SURF fellows.

Our 2023 SURF program applications will open in early November. Applications no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 5th, 2023.
Click here to receive updates about the SURF application. 
The SURF program will begin on May 22nd, 2023, and end with the SURF Symposium on July 28th, 2023. 
Our SURFers are expected to attend the entire ten-week program. We cannot make accommodations or exceptions based on your school’s academic calendar - please ensure you can arrive in Miami before the start date if you are selected for a fellowship.


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