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The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships
Application deadline March 15, 2007

The Gold Foundation is accepting applications for the 2007 Student Summer Fellowship program. The grant award includes a $3,000 stipend for a 10 week period (schools are encouraged to supplement this amount by up to $600).

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Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Summer Course

The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine has educated several thousands of foreign students, graduating them as bilingual and bicultural physicians. This is largely accomplished through the Programa de Medicina en la Comunidad (PMC - Medicine in the Community Program). Through diverse and complimentary community activities, the student has the opportunity to experience/investigate Public Health aspects different from his/her own country.

The course offers: Basic - intermediate Spanish language instruction. Seminar introduction to health care systems in Mexico. Use of medical terminology and colloquial idioms. Contact with real patients in medically supervised clinics. Opportunity to study Public Health aspects of the community. For more information, please visit

CHLA/USC Summer Oncology Fellowship Program

The Summer Oncology Research Fellowship Program for students in health science fields, which has been sponsored by CHLA and USC for more than 30 years, is once again being offered for the Summer of 2005. Fellowships have traditionally gone to students from universities and medical schools throughout the United States. Prior candidates have been exceptional students; many are now in academic positions, with some involved in full-time cancer research.

This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical school students pursuing interests in oncology research. While the program has traditionally been designed for those students who have completed their first year of medical school, highly qualified undergraduates majoring in the health science fields have been considered. Faculty mentors are located both at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

The students are paid a weekly stipend of $225 for a minimum of six weeks or maximum of ten weeks. Reimbursement for travel and housing are offered on a case by case basis for those students from outside the greater Los Angeles area. While participating in the program, students will be expected to attend a lecture series on aspects of pediatric oncology at CHLA designed specifically for them and will be encouraged to attend other scientific lectures in their area of research.

The application deadline for Summer 2005 is February 28, 2007. For more information, please contact Rosa Lopez at (323) 669-2238, send email or visit

National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellowship Program

The program is designed to provide training in research procedures and principles of independent investigation. Participants will work with senior research scientists located at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, NIH's 324-bed research hospital located in Bethesda, MD; other laboratory facilities on or near the campus; the Addiction Research Center and the Gerontology Research Center in Baltimore, or the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana. In addition to the laboratory experience, students may attend grand rounds, lectures and seminars to enhance their educational experience. Students are also encouraged to participate in the annual Poster Day for summer interns. The program runs for a minimum of eight weeks, usually from early June to the end of August; some flexibility exists to accommodate individual student needs. Application deadline is March 1, 2007.

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The David E. Rogers Fellowship Program Summer 2005

The New York Academy of Medicine invites applications for the David E. Rogers Fellowship Program from first-year medical and dental students for support of projects executed during the summer between the first and second years of medical or dental school.

The Rogers Fellowship is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as social enterprises-that is, as enterprises devoted to the capacity of these professions in any and all of their expressions to serve human needs-particularly the needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations. The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human need, or community activities. Half the fellowships awarded are dedicated to projects focused on HIV/AIDS prevention or care. Special consideration will be given to projects carried out within New York City.

The Fellowship carries a stipend of $3,500. The stipend will be paid directly to the student unless institutional policy precludes this. No institutional overhead charges will be paid. All applications must be received by March 16, 2007. Successful applicants will be notified by May 4, 2007.

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Summer Fellowship

Summer Fellowship Grants ($2,000) will be awarded to outstanding medical students who wish to pursue research in the following areas: physiology of allergic diseases, pharmacology of allergy and inflammation, basic cellular and molecular immunology, AIDS, as well as other topics pertinent to the understanding of allergic and immune mechanisms of disease.

Applicant must be a full time medical student residing in the U.S. or Canada and must have successfully completed at least 8 months of medical school by May 15, 2005. Past Summer Fellowship Grant recipients are not eligible.

All applications will be reviewed and approved by the Grant Review Committee (GRC). All applications will be judged and awards given on the basis of proposal quality. The applicant's future plans are also considered as well as the intention to pursue a career in allergy and immunology. Application deadline is April 2, 2007.

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(AMSA) End of Life Education Fellowship Program

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation's End of Life Education Fellowship Program is a six-week summer experience designed to introduce fourteen to sixteen medical students to end of life care issues. Based in Chicago, this program combines an orientation to end of life care with weekly seminars at Horizon Hospice and field placements at local hospices, nursing homes and inpatient hospice units. Students will be part of an interdisciplinary hospice team consisting of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, and volunteers. They will also be expected to research and develop end of life curricula to be implemented at their medical schools and to be shared on the web with medical schools across the nation. A stipend will be provided to cover living expenses. Application deadline is March 23, 2007.

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Scaife Advanced Medical Student Assistantship in Alcohol and Other Drug Dependancy

Through the generous funding of the Scaife Family Foundation, the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions is able to conduct this specialized program. The program offers students training in the field of Addiction Services incomparable to any they may have encountered in their prior medical school education or residency experience.

Participants will receive a $150 per week stipend and a $200 transportation allowance for a total of $650 for the three weeks. Rooms and meals are also provided.

In addition, students who are accepted into the program participate in an intense learning experience. Their schedules include:

• Lectures
• Patient contact
• Group session with clients
• Rounds with resident physicians
• Opportunity to present what the students have learned

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