Research Training Programs
The University of Pennsylvania's Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP): The objective of the The University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is to provide undergraduates who are interested in pursuing doctoral studies as a PhD or MD-PhD in the biomedical sciences an intense research experience and is not intended to prepare participants for a career solely in medicine. The program has been in existence since 1993. Approximately 60 college students from across the US participate each year; most are rising juniors and seniors, but occasionally rising sophomores are admitted. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, receive career counseling from program faculty, and attend The Leadership Alliance National Symposium. The program seeks to encourage and prepare talented students, especially those who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense, to pursue careers in scholarly research.
The University of Pennsylvania's Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PennPREP): The objective of PennPREP is to guide individuals from under resourced backgrounds with baccalaureate degrees that have been historically excluded from the field of biomedical research into graduate school to pursue doctoral degrees (PhD or MD-PhD) and is not intended to prepare participants for a career solely in medicine. PennPREP provides a full time hands-on research experience to post-baccalaureates in disciplines across biomedical science. In addition to the research itself, trainees participate in several research-related activities to enhance their training, receive career counseling from program faculty, and workshops to prepare for applying to and succeeding in graduate school. The program seeks to encourage and prepare post-baccalaureates, especially those who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense, to pursue careers in scholarly research.