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Division of Hematology-Oncology, in collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center, offers a Summer Research Program for Students Underrepresented in Hematology-Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine.

This program is available for up to two Perelman School of Medicine students who are underrepresented minorities in medicine per year. This new program will consist of an eight week summer internship between late June 29th and August 21st.

During the program, the students will have an immersive experience in the field of hematology-oncology, during which they will conduct a mentored research project, attend daily educational conferences with the hematology-oncology fellows, and attend clinics with their assigned mentor.

To offset living expenses during the research program, each participating student will receive a living stipend in the amount of $3000.

Each student will receive a travel stipend of $1800 to attend a national scientific meeting (such as American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society of Hematology (ASH), or American Academy of Cancer Research (AACR) with their mentor.

Eligibility and Application:

We welcome applications from all Perelman School of Medicine students who are members of groups who are underrepresented in the medical profession, which include American Indian/Alaska Native, black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

To be considered, please submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. One letter of recommendation
  3. Personal Statement describing your background (including any research experience) and career goals

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2020.

Please email these materials to:

Erin Aakhus, MD, MSHP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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