Summer Program Announcement: University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program “UM-SMART”

The Michigan’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), (which is an MD/Ph.D. program) is sponsoring a ten week summer research program – deadline to apply is January 15, 2016

The “UM-SMART” summer program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills.

The program is targeted towards students who are from geographically, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, students who have experienced financial hardship, and students with disabilities. Applicants should have completed at least their freshman undergraduate year.

The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August.

I have attached a program announcement and application form for the program. I would appreciate it if you could pass it along to any student groups or individual students whom you think might have an interest and would benefit. Should you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact me. The deadline for application submission is January 15, 2016.

Many thanks for passing the word along.

Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.

H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences

Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Division of Gastroenterology

BSRB, 2051

109 Zina Pitcher PL

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200

Ph. 734-936-6365