UT Southwestern Undergraduate Medical Research Fellows Program (UT-SUMR)
The UT-SUMR program is specifically targeted to student researchers who intend to pursue a career in medicine and research, but who do not intend to pursue a graduate degree (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). Students who are interested in applying to graduate programs to earn a Ph.D. or a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree should apply to the SURF program.
Students in the UT-SUMR program are matched to faculty and projects based on their research interests and prior experience. Students work on specific projects with their faculty mentor and fellows in the mentor's laboratory. Students are also encouraged to attend daily seminars to lean about the fundamentals of basic and clinical research presented by faculty and former student researchers.
A 10-week program, UT-SUMR begins in May and concludes in August, overlapping with other summer programs supporting medical student research. Students receive a $3,000 stipend and are permitted a one-week vacation to be determined following consultation with their mentor.
Interested students must submit an application online.
A limited number of positions are available so application questions are designed to enhance and ensure diversity in each class. Students who have shown exceptional skill in their UT-SUMR research are encouraged to reapply in subsequent summers.