The UCSP is a 9-week rigorous summer research enrichment program. The program is open to students from any accredited university in the United States and is designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in clinical/epidemiologic research, with an eventual goal of MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees
The 9-week program includes weekly didactic lectures and statistics workshops as well as a program-long research experience with an expert clinical investigator. Weekly lectures and workshops will provide an introduction to epidemiologic and biostatistical topics, and will be paired with small group discussions or workshops to reinforce content presented in lectures.
All program students will be paired with an individual mentor to work with directly on a clinical research project. Formal and informal research experiences are supplemented by social events and activities including community service opportunities, attending professional sporting events, and an end-of-summer dinner for all students and program mentors. The program participants will also receive a competitive stipend for their participation.