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University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program

University of Maryland Strategic Partnership - Empowering the State

Program Summary

The University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program (UM Scholars) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine builds on the strengths of two great institutions by enabling outstanding University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) undergraduates to become engaged in summer research projects led by top faculty in the University of Maryland School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The program provides participating students with in-depth involvement in significant research and professional mentorship in challenging settings. The program also introduces highly talented UMCP undergraduates to the M.D. degree program, the vast array of graduate degree programs, and the M.D./Ph.D. and M.D./M.S. degree opportunities at UMB.

Eligilbity for this program is limited to undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

Supported by: University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower)

Administered by: University of Maryland School of Medicine/Office of Student Research

Program Director:
Gregory B. Carey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Executive Director of Student Research and Community Outreach, OSR
Director, PRISM Program for Medical Students
Director, UM Scholars Program
Director, STAR-PREP

Program Manager:
Qi Cao, J.D.
Research Coordinator


The NIH and American Association of Medical Colleges and major institutions have recognized that certain persons from some groups and backgrounds and also geographies, are under-represented in science and medicine. All eligible and qualified persons, including those from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply to UM Scholars.

See definitions of underrepresented in medicine by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and description of groups underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences and definition of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

More Information about the Program

UM Scholars at SOM Summer 2024 Program

See information about the summer 2024 program and application materials .

An in-person Information Session for the summer 2024 program will be held on Thursday, November 9. If interested, respond through the RSVP Form by November 7.  Please note that this program and the event are only for University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students.


Please use the Ask UM Scholars form to submit your questions.