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Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world’s leading institutions.  Participants take part in major research projects, interacts with faculty, and some of the world’s leading academic scientists.  Students attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events.  Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program.

Boston University Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP)

This Boston University School of Medicine Early Medical School Selection program is a partnership between Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) the university also has partnerships with nine other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).  The program is designed to provide an early decompressed transition into the medical school curriculum.  This is provided through provisional acceptance into medical school at the completion of two years of undergraduate study.

Students accepted into the program remain at their undergraduate colleges through their junior year and pursue programs of study that will best prepare them to spend their senior year at Boston University. Students enroll in at least one six-week summer course at Boston University in each of two summers prior to spending their senior year at Boston University.

Students should complete the maximum number of science courses required by NCCU prior to spending their senior year at Boston University. During their senior year at Boston University, students retain degree candidacy at NCCU while participating in individualized programs of study, satisfying the undergraduate academic requirements and participating in a decompressed transition into the medical school curriculum.

After earning a baccalaureate degree from NCCU, a student who performed at the prescribed level may matriculate at the Boston University School of Medicine during the next academic year. Having already fulfilled the requirements for certain medical school courses (those modular medical courses in which students obtained a grade of B or better); students are able to pursue a decompressed medical school curriculum. Upon completion of the medical school requirements (normally requiring four years), the degree of Doctor of Medicine is granted by Boston University.

Campbell University’s Healthcare Professionals Readiness and Enrichment Program (H-PREP)

The Campbell University’s Healthcare Professional Readiness and Enrichment (H-PREP) program is an intense, developmental program on the campus of Campbell University’s campus in Buies Creek, North Carolina.  Students are exposed to a formative experience that combines academic instruction with professional development in an inter-disciplinary environment.  Preference for admission to the 5-day program will be given to individuals who plan to practice in rural and underserved areas. 

Clinical Shadowing Program

The NCCU Health Careers Clinical Shadowing Program gives qualified students interested in attending professional schools of medicine and health an opportunity to observe a practicing health or medical professional close-up. These are invaluable learning experiences and students are encouraged to participate during their free time. All students must comply with established requirements set by the Center and the participating office or health facility. Students must be willing to sign “Clinical Shadowing Forms” stating the nature of the shadowing experience which are also signed by the attending physician, a facility administrator and the Director of Health Careers at NCCU. For more information, contact the Health Careers Center.

Duke University Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

The Duke University Summer Medical and Dental Education (SMDEP) program is a six-week national program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The residential experience provides intensive and personalized preparation for medical school for rising college sophomores and rising juniors.  SMDEP at Duke provides instruction and experiential opportunities.  Instructions include web-based instructions in science, quantitative topics, medical writing, computer competency, clinical preceptorships, issues in contemporary medicine, and health professional advising.

Harvard University - Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences

The Harvard University Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students.  The 6-week intensive program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental and medical research. Participants will receive introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology and public health research. 

Inspirational Soaring Eagle Alumni Lecture Series

NCCU graduates who are currently in professional school are invited to speak with students about their undergraduate experiences which led them to enroll in their respective career programs. Also, former students who are now practicing in their chosen medical or health careers are invited to participate and discuss their practices and share any information that is helpful to students seeking to follow similar career paths. The presentations are usually offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays during the student activity hour which begins at 10:40 A.M. Announcements of these events are posted on campus prior to the scheduled events.

National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research with NIDA for Underrepresented Students (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research program supports summer research internships for high school and undergraduate students.  The program applies to students from racial/ethnic groups that are nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences.  Participants will be introduced to the field of substance abuse and addiction research.  Students will encounter some of the NIDA’s most distinguished scientists.  The program is 8-10 weeks during the summer.  Activities’ will include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, and formal courses.  It is expected that at the end of the program, the intern will deliver a formal presentation on his/her project.  The program pays a stipend.

North Carolina Central University and Duke Medical Systems Clinical Health Summer Program (CHSP)

The Clinical Health Summer (CHSP) program is collaboration with Duke Medical Systems.  The seven-week summer program is an experiential learning opportunity held each year is for underrepresented minority and disadvantages students accepted to a health science or health related field at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).  The program is designed to provide students with experience in a health delivery system based on their current medical or health focus. It is an educational work learning experience in which students are placed in a 40-hour per week position directly under the supervision of health and medical professionals. Health science seminars and workshops are conducted providing an opportunity to network and interact with a variety of health care professionals. The program pays a stipend. 

Rutgers University - School of Dental Medicine – Gateway to Dentistry – A Pre-Dental School Experience

The Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine, Gateway to Dentistry – Pre-Dental Experience is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the career options that are associated with the Dental Profession.  Participants will be offered challenging and informative hands on experience.  The two-week intensive internship is on the campus in the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, located in Newark, New Jersey. The program is available to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students and qualified recent graduates.    

The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences (SSRP)

The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences is an eight-week, fully funded, residential internship.  The program offers undergraduates who want to prepare for and enter PhD programs in the biomedical sciences a unique opportunity for advanced research experience.  Also, comprehensive mentoring is combined with a rigorous research opportunity.

Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaIDA) Medical Internship/Study Abroad

The Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaIDA) is a private, educational organization. TPaIDA is designed to educate students in the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious tropical diseases while providing medical assistance to other countries. 

United State Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program is for undergraduate students that are pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Students will participate as interns at one of the 16 participating DOE laboratories.  Under the guidance of

Wake Forest University Summer Research in Biomedical Engineering (CIB)

The Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics (CIB) investigates injury mechanisms following trauma to develop a greater understanding human tolerance to injury.  The program offers the opportunity to participant in a summer research programs in Biomedical Engineering.  The internship offers a stipend and on-campus housing.

Wake Forest University Excellence in Cardiovascular Science Summer Research Program (EICS)

The Wake Forest University Excellence in Cardiovascular Science Summer Research Program  focuses on research training in the cardiovascular sciences with medical school faculty.  The curriculum includes “hands-on” laboratory research, a lecture series, and a research symposium.   Students at the undergraduate level that are interested in a research biomedical research should apply.  Students applying to this program must be underrepresented minorities.  EICS provides for travel, lodging, and a stipend.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Education Development Program (MED)

The Medical Education Development (MED) program is a nine-week summer intensive academic preparatory program for disadvantaged students.  The curriculum imitates the first year of medical or dental school.  Studying and testing skills are enhanced as well as sciences are strengthened to prepare students to begin medical or dental schools adequately prepared.  All participants take courses in Biochemistry, Gross Anatomy, Histology, Microbiology, and MCAT/DAT Prep.  Students’ interest in dentistry will take the Dental Theory component.  The program pays for participants housing on campus in dormitories and provides a stipend.  Participants are required to bring all personal items. 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Science Enrichment Preparation Program (SEP)

The Science Enrichment Preparation (SEP) program is an eight-week, honors-level academic enrichment program.  The program targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students (rising sophomores and juniors) who seek admission into graduate/health professional programs.  Additionally, Scholars will receive educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, limited travel expenses (contingent upon funding) and a competitive stipend.  

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