Department of Pediatrics - Strong Children's Research Center

Summer Training Program Application

General Information

The purpose of the summer research training program is to identify and encourage highly qualified junior or senior undergrads as well as medical students to do bench, clinical or health services research in pediatrics. The program is designed specifically for students seeking research opportunities at the University of Rochester for 10 weeks during our summer program.

Students choose or are matched with leading research laboratories at the University of Rochester. Each student receives a stipend of $3000 for the 10 week program.

Qualifications of Applicants

  • Applicants must have completed their junior or senior year by May 2014, or be enrolled in medical school in good standing at the time of the application.
  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States (for tax and payroll purposes).
  • A Curriculum Vitae must accompany all applications.
  • Accommodations can be made to fit medical student schedules.
  • Previous applicants are eligible.

Student Responsibilities

  • At the time of application, students should arrange to have the Application, two Faculty Recommendation forms, and official transcript sent directly to the Program Coordinator.
  • All parts of the application may be emailed, mailed or faxed to the address or fax number on the right by midnight, EST on the deadline date indicated below.
  • Travel costs are to be paid by the student, and housing will be provided by the SCRC Program for out of town students.

Student Selection

Students are selected by the SCRC Directors.  The actual selection is made on the basis of an assessment of the student's application, two faculty recommendations and the student's transcript(s).  The students who wish to apply can review the online Directory of Investigators on our website.

The directory is updated annually beginning in late fall. Every effort is made to place students with one of the laboratories/programs of their choice. Questions can be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Important Dates

February 28, 2014 
Receipt Deadline for Complete Application (application, two recommendation forms and school transcript to be received by midnight, EST)

March 15, 2014
(approximate date)
Only those accepted will be notified by email. 


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Application Information

Download the application and form in either .pdf or .docx format.

Summer Student Application Form

Summer Student Application Form

Faculty Recommendation Form

Faculty Recommendation Form

Contact Us

Program Coordinator, SCRC
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642-877
Phone: (585) 275-8447
Fax: (585) 271-7512