IU South Bend RC MedReview Fellowship Application
The RC MedReview Fellowship provides $4000 to a pre-med student to conduct full time summer research in a biomedical field. Although research at the IU Medical School or the Harper Cancer Research Institute is encouraged (see in question 8 the weblink to descriptions of faculty who are particularly interested in students from IU South Bend), the research may be done with a faculty member at any institution, including IU Medical School in South Bend and University of Notre Dame.
The minimum requirements are a GPA of at least 3.2, completion of Molecular Biology and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry by May 2015, and completion of at least 30 credit hours at IU South Bend before summer 2015. Successful candidates will also be expected to have some experience in the medical field (e.g. physician shadowing, hospice work, hospital volunteer, etc.).
Applications are due February 20, 2015
Only complete applications will be considered by the RC MedReview Fellowship Committee. Please contact Dr. Anderson, IU South Bend Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, if you have questions about the application.
List your experience(s) in the medical field (ex. Physician
shadowing, hospice work, hospital volunteer, outreach, etc.). Include specific
information such as name of facility and/or physician, and number of hours you
worked in this capacity.
List the top three choices of faculty with whom you are interested in doing research. Click on the weblink below to access a list of faculty at the IU Medical School South Bend. Your choices are not confined to this list or to the IU Medical School. https://iu.box.com/IUMedSchoolFaculty
For your first choice of research faculty, summarize the
recent research in the lab. Your summary should demonstrate that you can understand and interpret
scientific literature. (Word limit: 200-300 words) We recommend that you compose your essay in Microsoft Word (or other word processing program), check spelling, grammar, and word count, then copy and paste your essay into the box below.
Write an essay in which you describe how you know you want to become
a physician and how you expect this research experience will benefit you in
your medical career. (Word limit: 500-600 words)
In your essay, you might include a
discussion of experiences that have motivated you to pursue medicine,
experiences that convince you that you have chosen the right career path, skills
that you bring to the research projects you have chosen, why you are interested
in this particular research, or related experiences that point to your
potential for research and medicine.
Use your best writing skills. Ask
others to edit your essays. We recommend that you compose your essay in Microsoft Word (or other
word processing program), check spelling, grammar, and word count, then
copy and paste your essay into the box below.