Medical Science Internship Program
Information about the VCU School of Medicine Medical Science Internship Program is below.
MSIP 2022 Program Dates
- Application is now open
- Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, March 4, 2022
- Program dates: Monday, June 20th - Friday, July 29th, 2022
High School Educators: Please contact us at email@example.com
For six weeks, under the guidance of a research mentor, interns will work in a research lab at VCU. Interns will conduct research with a project provided by the research lab they are placed in. Students will put together a slideshow and poster presentation based on their work from six weeks in the lab. During the last week of the program, the interns will present their projects to their peers, friends, family, mentors, and the VCU community.
During the program, the interns will attend weekly seminars by guest lecturers sponsored by VCU or by organizations affiliated with VCU. Further information regarding the seminars and events will be provided to the interns once the program begins.
Unfortunately at this time, VCU MSIP will not be able to offer the interns a stipend.
MSIP has foundational support from the VCU Center on Health Disparities and the VCU School of Medicine Admissions.
- Our selection committee reviews and accepts interns with a holistic view of the entire application. Demonstrated academic ability, past experiences, as well as attributes of character and personality are significant in the selection process.
- Read the entire application and be sure to complete all sections.
- The documents are set to use forms. Type in the given gray space and the form will expand to accommodate your typing. You can tab between fields. Please be concise in your answers.
- After completing your application, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a confirmation email when we receive it.
- Important: Due to the high number of applications we receive each year, please add your first name, last name, and the year to the file name of your application (e.g. FIRSTNAME LASTNAME 2022application.doc).
- After emailing the application to email@example.com by the deadline, please check your email on a regular basis. Email is our primary means of communication. Please do not mail in your application or any other documents.
- Keep a copy of your completed application for your records.
- As part of the "VCU Goes Green" initiative, we will be accepting electronic scans of supporting documents such as transcripts and standardized test scores.
- MSIP Application 2022 now available
- Please provide this Google Form for your recommender to complete by the application deadline.
- 11:59 pm EST on Friday, March 4th, 2022 is the deadline for all applications and supporting documents to be emailed..
- Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022: Decisions will be emailed to each applicant. Contact with selected interns and waitlisted students may be sooner.
- Monday, June 20th - Friday, July 29th, 2022: Program dates.
Q: Who is eligible to apply?
A: High school students, preferably rising juniors and seniors, in the Greater Richmond Area are encouraged to apply.
Q: Is there an application fee or tuition to participate in the program?
A: No, the application does not have any fee and it is available now. The program also does not have a cost.
Q: Will shadowing experience be included in the internship?
A: Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, shadowing will not be offered as a part of the 2022 summer internship.
Q: Is this internship only for Virginia students?
A: Yes, currently this internship is only offered to students in the counties surrounding the greater Richmond, Virginia area
Q: What is the average time commitment for the program?
A: Typically, interns will meet according to an agreed upon schedule between them and their lab. As a guideline, interns will be expected to devote about 30-40 hours per week to their research projects.
Q: Will transportation or housing be provided to interns?
A: At this time, we do not have the resources to provide transportation or housing to interns. Interns will be responsible for their own commute to VCU regularly.
Q: How do I contact someone if I have questions or comments about MSIP?
A: For comments and questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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