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PARAdiGM - Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education

PARAdiGM is UAB's NIH/NHLBI R25 funded summer program for outstanding undergraduates from disadvantaged and underrepresented minority backgrounds who want to explore the potential of a future career as a physician-scientist - becoming a scientific investigator and a practicing physician.

About Overview

Five (5) students who have finished their sophomore or junior year of college will be accepted into the 8-week paid summer program (2024 dates: June 3, 2023 - July 27, 2024) to work with UAB faculty on mentored research projects and participate in clinical experiences. PARAdiGM students will receive a stipend of $3,200 for their participation in the program.  Campus housing will be provided but travel expenses are not covered.

PARAdiGM is particularly interested in students having no local campus access to research experiences or to physician-scientist role models, and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences.  We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 ("B") or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

2024 Applications are OPEN!