For Medical Students:

HSR summer scholar
Ulysses Isidro and his mentor Amol Navathe
  1. Health Services Research Summer Scholars Program created by Drs. Rachel Werner, Marisa Rogers and Carmen Guerra was established in 2017. This eight week summer program allows Perelman School of Medicine second year medical students the opportunity to take a Master of Science in Health Policy Research course, HPR 600 Introduction to Health Policy and Health Services Research, conduct mentored research focused on HSR projects and attend Academy Health. More information is available at: Health Services Research Summer Scholars Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine.
  2. American Society of Hematology (ASH) – Minority Medical Student Award Program. The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides an opportunity to learn about the field of hematology, gain first-hand research experience, and get valuable guidance from both a research and career development mentor. If you are eligible and interested in applying, please contact Dr. J. Eric Russell, Associate Professor of Medicine, faculty member who serves as an advisor for applicants to this fellowship. For more information and to apply, visit the ASH website.
  3. National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Short Term Grant for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or
    Native American Perelman School of Medicine Students This short-term grant is funded by the NHLBI and is specifically dedicated to underrepresented minority students at the Perelman School of Medicine. The grant is primarily intended for basic science research in areas related to heart, lung, and blood, but the grant can also support a limited number of students doing clinical research. The NHLBI grant can support Scholarly Pursuit projects. The stipend is $1,948 per month plus research-related funds. The Program Director is Dr. Horace DeLisser, Associate Professor of Medicine, and interested students should contact him directly. For ideas of potential mentors, take a look at the Potential Mentor List.
    For more information and to apply, check out the Application and Guidelines.
    Submit your application to Amy Nothelfer,, in the Combined Degree Office, JMEC 6th Floor.
  4. Okun Summer Cardiovascular Immersion Experience and Scholarship
    The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is pleased to announce the inaugural Okun Summer Research Immersion experience and Scholarship. This eight week experience is targeted toward women and underrepresented minority students about to enter their second year of medical school and will consist of a blend of structured exposure to clinical cardiology in parallel with a mentored research experience. The experience aims to support the growth of interest in a career in cardiovascular medicine for women and underrepresented minority medical students by providing exposure and mentorship.
    The recipient of the Okun Scholarship will have the opportunity to network exclusively with leadership in the Division of Cardiology where they will present the results of their research to a select group of cardiologists upon conclusion of the summer. Scholars are encouraged to continue working with their mentors throughout the duration of their medical school careers. Scholars will be supported by a $3,000 stipend for the duration of the eight week period.
    Interested rising second year students should outline their interest in a career in cardiovascular medicine in a personal statement of approximately 300 words or less along with a copy of their resume. Applications should be submitted via email to Ms. Shannon Wright,, no later than May 3, 2019.
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