2024 Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs Application


Directions

To complete this online application you will need to have the following ready to upload since it is not possible to save your application and come back to complete it later.

1. Statement of Academic Interest and Career Goals. Describe your previous research experience (if any), scientific areas of interest, hobbies, and future education and career goals. Two pages maximum (be sure to include specific interest in program(s) that you are applying to) - PDF uploads best.

2. Resume - PDF uploads best.

3. Contact Information for faculty who are writing your letters of recommendation (name, institution/department, email address). When inputting email addresses, they should be typed in - do not copy and paste.

4. Transcript: To maintain your privacy, transcripts should not be uploaded. Instead, please mail or email yours to the address below. We accept official or unofficial transcripts, and they should include Fall 2023 grades. You should not wait for it to become available before you submit your application - transcripts can be sent in separately any time prior to the February 28th deadline. If you are accepted into a program, you will be asked to submit an official transcript at that time. (Please note: DO NOT submit a screenshot or picture of your transcripts. All transcritps must be sent as either a Word or PDF document.)

Mail to:
Physician Scientist Development Office
UAB Heersink SOM Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB 912 Building, Suite 160
912 18th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294

Email to: sibs@uab.edu

 

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility for the UAB SOM Undergraduate Research Programs varies based on the aims of the individual programs and funding sources. Specifically, SIBS, PARAdiGM, Blazer BRAIN, and KURE are restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (i.e., graduating December 2024 or later) who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Whereas SURE-GM is only open to sophomores (i.e., rising juniors) who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents. In comparison, the SURE program prefers applicants be sophomores or juniors who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.  

Additionally, the following applies: 

  • KURE applicants that demonstrate an interest in kidney, urology, and/or non-malignant hematology research will be given preference

  • PARAdiGM is restricted to students from disadvantaged or under-represented minority backgrounds. Students enrolled at UAB are NOT eligible. 

  • SIBS is NOT open to students enrolled at UAB. 

  • SURE-GM is restricted to students from disadvantaged or under-represented minority backgrounds

  • Blazer BRAIN is open to under-represented minorities and students. 

 

Eligible students may apply for one program, or up to 5 programs, by selecting their program(s) of interest from the drop-down menus below. Please rank your program selections from first choice to your fourth choice.

If you would like more information about the summer programs, please click here to be directed to the PSDO Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities webpage. 

Below please rank the top programs you would like to apply to, with your top program choice ranked number 1. You can apply up to 5 programs. 
*Please note: While you may apply to multiple programs; you will only receive an offer letter to 1 program. 

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Please enter your 10 digit telephone number. Be sure to include dashes. (Ex. 123-456-7890)

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Demographics

Please complete this section accordingly.

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Disadvantaged Status

"Disadvantaged" has many meanings - common topics include lacking financial resources, lacking sufficient social or environmental resources, or facing cultural or racial adversity. Rather than a checklist, we want to know your story. Just make sure to keep it to 100 words or less.

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Letters of Recommendation

Please request letters of recommendation from two faculty members who best know your academic work. Enter their names and email addresses below and they will be contacted to submit their letters to us online. Letters of recommendation must be confidential.

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Statement of Academic Interest

In your statement of academic interest please include details on why you are interested in the individual summer programs you selected. For example, if interested in KURE, describe your interest in kidney, urology, and/or non-malignant hematology research.

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If you have selected to apply to the Blazer BRAIN Program, please click the link below and take the Grit Scale Survey. Once you have taken the survey please enter your score into the text below. 

Grit Scale Survery: https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/

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Please note the contact information provided on this application may also be used for recruiting purposes for future programs. If you do not wish for us to contact you in the future with graduate, professional school, or related programs – you can opt out by choosing this box.

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