Summer Fellowships

 

Medical Student Health Services and Policy Research Summer Research Fellowship

The Penn Masters of Science in Health Policy Research in collaboration with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics supports summer research fellowships for medical students interested in working on a health services or health policy research project during the summer between their first and second years of medical school. The primary intent of the fellowship is to support medical students to work on campus under the sponsorship of a Penn faculty mentor with expertise in health services and policy research.

Eligibility

This program is available for up to three University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine students per year.

The official deadline for applications will be February 1, 2020 at 5 pm.

Application

To apply, you must submit a 2-3 page research proposal, along with your Curriculum Vitae, the Curriculum Vitae of the proposed Penn faculty mentor, and a letter of support from the proposed Penn faculty mentor.  The research proposal should include:

  • A brief description of the health services or policy problem to be investigated and the specific aims for the project.
  • A basic description of the study design and methods, including sources of data and plans for analysis.
  • A discussion of the role of the student in the project.

The letter from the proposed Penn faculty mentor should indicate a commitment to supervise the student during the summer fellowship and a brief discussion of what resources are available to support the research activities over the summer.

Completed applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Peter Groeneveld
c/o Traci Chupik
13th Floor Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-573-2740
tchupik@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Awards

One to three fellowships will be awarded annually in the form of a $1500 monthly stipend for up to two months.

 

 

Summer Scholars Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

To address the current underrepresentation of minorities in fields that inform the direction of health care practice and policy, the Department of Medicine of the Perelman School of Medicine in collaboration with the Master of Science in Health Policy Research Program and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) have developed a novel Health Services Research Summer Scholars Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine.  During the program, the students will conduct a mentored research project, participate in an Introductory to Health Policy and Health Services Research Seminar course which is offered to Master of Science in Health Policy students (HPR 600) at the Perelman School of Medicine, receive career guidance from multiple health services research role models, attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, develop a health services research network and receive a stipend.  The directors for this new program are; Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine, Marisa Rogers, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Peter Groeneveld, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine.

 

This new program builds on the success of and uses the infrastructure of the very successful LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program.

 

Eligibility

This program is available for up to two University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine students who are underrepresented minorities in medicine per year.  We welcome applications from all medical students who are members of groups who are underrepresented in medical research. 

Program Dates

The program consists of an 8-week summer internship between June-August 2020.

Application

The official deadline for applications will be February 1, 2020 at 5pm.

The online application can be accessed here.

Further Information

Detailed information about each of the program components can be found here.

Contact Information

Questions about the program can be sent to:

Dr. Peter Groeneveld
c/o Traci Chupik
13th Floor Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-573-2740
tchupik@pennmedicine.upenn.edu