Deadline: February 1, 2012
Formerly the Stanford-RCMI Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Scholars Program, the CTR Scholars Program supports outstanding medical students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (including – but not limited to – underrepresented minorities and students from economically, educationally or socially disadvantaged backgrounds), who are interested in clinical and translational research (CTR) and are pursuing a sub-internship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The program is designed to enhance the recruitment of underrepresented trainees into residency programs. Students interested in applying for Stanford residency programs, beginning in 2013, are strongly encouraged to apply, with the hope that they will seriously consider Stanford in their ultimate rankings.
Four-week sub-internship at Stanford
* Participation in a sub-internship of choice within the departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Anesthesia, and OB-GYN, during the clerkship period 4 (September 24 – October 21, 2012). We encourage students to select the program in which they are hoping to enroll in residency, but this is not a requirement.
$1,675 stipend to be used for travel, meals, clerkship transportation, and other clerkship fees. Housing will be arranged by the program.
* Mentorship from outstanding Stanford Faculty Members
* Participation in special program activities designed to connect scholars with Stanford faculty, residents, and students, as well as other program participants.
Support from program staff to help with logistics, answer questions, and ensure a quality experience.
One-week course in clinical research
* Participation in a week-long, intensive course in clinical research, presented by Spectrum: the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (September 17 – 21, 2012).
* This course is taught by outstanding Stanford faculty and teaches young investigators about the “nuts and bolts” of conducting clinical research including, research methods and strategies, statistical concepts, ethics, participant recruitment and retention, and report writing.
* By the end of the course, students will have worked with a group on designing an actual study protocol.
Applicants to the 2012 program must be 3rd year medical students during the 2011-12 academic year (entering their 4th year as of fall 2012). Applicants must be able to attend both the week-long ICCR course and a period 4 clerkship rotation in one of the four departments listed (Pediatrics, Medicine, Anesthesia, and OB-GYN). Selection will be based on past academic achievement and a demonstrated interest and commitment to pursuing a career in academic medicine.
Only completed applications will be reviewed. Applications will be notified of their status by March 30, 2012.
For questions or more information about the program, please contact:
Diana Austria, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (650) 721-2390.