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Research program summer before med school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Melomare17, Jan 14, 2014.

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  1. Melomare17

    Melomare17 2+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know of any programs during the summer for those entering medical school in the fall?
     
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  3. phantomcello

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    You should take that summer to relax. It's one of the last free summer vacations that you will have.
     
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  4. Pacna

    Pacna Dyslexics, untie! 2+ Year Member

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    ^ Yap!
     
  5. Espadaleader

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    Yale has a summer program for the summer before medical school.
     
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  6. Espadaleader

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    Sometimes money needs to be made. Medical schools don't pay for your relocation, so its good to have a few thousand save up.
     
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  7. phantomcello

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    There are very few summer programs in science where you can make, "a few thousand." Perhaps working for a financial firm, but that would be quite a different career path...
     
  8. Espadaleader

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    Every summer science program (SURF, SURP etc.) you make a few thousand.
     
  9. Espadaleader

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    I know medical students that needed relocation money etc. that asked to participate in the school's SURP/SURF program. This is obviously on a school to school basis.
     
  10. dancingmate

    dancingmate 2+ Year Member

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    There is a summer internship program at NIH. You could look into that.
     
  11. phantomcello

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    This isn't considered making money, especially a few thousand. You receive a stipend, not a salary. Some of that goes into living expenses, travel, housing (depending on the program). By the time the summer is over it's more than likely you would make less than a "few thousand."
     
  12. AquiVoy13

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    I think it depends on the program. I know some programs pay for housing/food and still give you a stipend ranging from $1500-3000 (don't ask me which ones because I totally forget :lame:).
     
  13. Espadaleader

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    The overwhelming majority of SURF/SURP programs and programs like Amgen provide a decent stipend. Take home you're looking at 1,000-2,000, which is a decent amount of money for relocation or other expenses. You're right, no one is going to take home 5,000 in a summer AFTER living expenses in a summer research program.
     
  14. Melomare17

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    Hmm anyone have any specific programs or where I can find them??
     

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