Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)The SURF program is an intensive, paid, ten-week research training experience designed for college students, especially minority and other underrepresented students, interested in biomedical science careers. SURF students participate in seminars and workshops focused on strategies for gaining acceptance to graduate school, giving scientific presentations, conducting responsible research, and critically reading scientific literature. Meritorious applicants interested in cancer research are selected and matched with Sylvester investigators working on team-based, catchment area-relevant cancer projects. Cancer-specific education is provided through interactive sessions and hands-on research training in wet or dry laboratories. To learn more, please click on https://med.miami.edu/graduate-studies/summer-programs/application-requirements
Comprehensive Research Experiences to Advance Training and Education (CREATE) for Future Cancer Researchers
The Comprehensive Research Experiences to Advance Training and Education (CREATE) program is an expansion of the existing 10-week SURF program, made possible by an R25 grant from the National Cancer Institute. Rising juniors and seniors with an interest in cancer biology will have the opportunity to experience mentored research in the labs of world-class faculty, as well as the extensive technological, clinical and educational resources at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Through academic development and mentoring, CREATE scholars will access a roadmap of the most cutting-edge tools and concepts in oncology.
We will provide a stipend and housing on our Coral Gables campus for all CREATE scholars.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CREATE program page.
Diversity in Cancer Research Internship Program
The Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) Internship Program recruits motivated undergraduate students from Florida academic institutions for a 10-week summer intensive and year-round mentoring and career development activities. During the summer, DICR students will be immersed in hands-on, innovative biomedical research, clinical shadowing, career development sessions, and networking events with exceptional faculty members from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Stipend and housing will be provided. Applicants must be from a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in science. There is no citizenship requirement for this program.
For more information, please email email@example.com or visit the DICR program page.
Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Summer Programs
The Miller School of Medicine through its Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement offers a variety of summer programs for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please contact Janet Bringuez-Sanchez at Jxb1458@med.miami.edu or 305-243-7156 or visit their website at http://diversity.med.miami.edu/summer-programs.
Placements with Sylvester Researchers through the Office of Undergraduate Research
University of Miami undergraduates looking for a lab placement in cancer research or related scientific research are encouraged to contact UM’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach. The Sylvester’s Office of Education and Training will then facilitate a placement with the appropriate Sylvester researcher based on the application information submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research, which can be reached at (305) 284-5058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.