University of Southern California

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2009 Four Directions Summer Research Program

Applications for the 2009 Four Directions Summer Research Program will be online on October 31, 2008. The applications are due February 20, 2009 at 5:00 PM EST.

The program is for pre-meds and takes place in Boston at Harvard Medical School.

From the website at

The focus of activity during the summer is participation in a basic science research project. Students are assigned a medical school faculty mentor who will work closely with the student to ensure completion of a project over the 8-week summer period.

We are looking for students with a demonstrated commitment to the health of Native American communities, and evidence of motivation to achieve the highest goals possible. This does not require the highest grades (we do not request transcripts) or the most extensive research background (previous research experience is not required).

We do require the following:

* Minimum 1 year of undergraduate studies completed prior to start of program (June 2009)
* Demonstrated interest in careers in medical sciences
* At least 1 introductory science course (can include biology or chemistry)
* NOT taking the August MCAT (the time constraints of the program do not allow adequate time for studying for this important exam)


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