EXCEED THE SPACE PROVIDED. A SummerUndergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is proposed to attract and support underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing careers in biomedicalresearch. The program will be administeredby Medical Science TrainingProgram (MSTP) within the School of Medicine and will benefit by affiliation with recently integrated campus wide SURF programs at UCSD. The majority of training will take place on the UC San Diego campus, with affiliated faculty at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Scripps Research Institute. The program will provide an 8-week research- oriented training experience for up to ten undergraduate students per summer. Students will be selected for the program based on their academic record in a science-oriented curriculum and potential for success in a biomedical graduate program. Unique features of the MSTP-SURF program will includean emphasis on cardiovascular disease and exposure to the career path of the physician-scientist.
The specific aims of the training program will be to: 1) Recruit qualified applicants to the program. 2) Place selected trainees in supportive laboratories that are actively engaged in cardiovascular research. 3) Enable trainees to participate directly in a research project with appropriate supervision allowing hands on involvement in experiments. 4) Provide group activities in concert with the integrated UCSD SURF programs, including orientation to research and research ethics. 5) Provide MSTP-SURF specific activities, including dinner with MSTP students, lectures on topics related to cardiovascular disease and information on the MD/PFfD pathway. 6) Provide trainees with constructive feedback on academic strengths and weaknesses and counseling regarding preparation for graduate school. 7) Track trainees following completion of the MSTP program to determine educational and career paths. We hope to be able to recruit at least one MSTP-SURF trainee per year into the Medical Science TrainingProgram at UCSD. PERFORMANCE SITE ========================================Section End===========================================
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