Summer Fellowship in Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology, via an Endowment Fund for Academic Excellence in Radiation Oncology, and in partnership with the Office of Student Research, announces the availability of one fellowship opportunity for 1st and 2nd year medical students. These 10-week programs will provide either a mentored research practicum in radiobiology or a clinical research project in medical (clinical) physics or clinical radiation oncology. The stipend for either program will range from $2,500 to $4,000 with half paid at the beginning of the program and the remainder at the end of the program when all requirements have been met.
Deadline for Application: March 24, 2017
Notification of Award: April 28, 2017
Selection of Mentor and Development of Project
Research projects developed by selected faculty have been competitively reviewed by a departmental committee created specifically for this purpose. The project was designed to be productive and assure to the greatest degree possible that it will be publishable and/or presented at a national meeting. Students must have sufficient data collected to write an abstract for the University of Maryland Summer Forum in July, 2017 and Medical Student Research Day in September, 2017.
- Applicants must be enrolled in The University of Maryland School of Medicine and provide a Letter of Good Standing at the time of the application.
- An application that includes the following must be submitted before the application deadline: Student Research Application Form, Student's CV, at least 1 Faculty recommendation (must be sent directly to the Program Coordinator).
- All parts of the application may be emailed with an electronic signature to firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the method preferred).
- During the program, the student is responsible for submitting progress reports and evaluations, and notifying the Program Coordinator of any address/telephone changes.
Students are selected by the Student Research Subcommittee. The actual selection is made on the basis of an assessment of the student's application, and at least one (1) faculty recommendation. All potential research/clinical opportunities will be made available during a meeting with the Director of Clinical Research in Radiation Oncology. Every effort is made to place students with the faculty mentor/laboratory of their choice, to match their particular interests and talents. Questions can be directed to the Program Coordinator.