UCSF-Fresno is accepting applications for its 28th Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program, which provides central San Joaquin Valley high school students an opportunity to gain firsthand experience with careers in medicine and valuable research skills.
Students in their junior year of high school who live in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare counties are eligible to apply.
Selected students will work with faculty members from June through August on research projects in the Fresno area. Last year, 10 students were assigned to research projects such as those addressing cancer, clinical simulation training, diabetes and scleroderma. In addition to conducting research, students visit the University of California, San Francisco campus as well as observe a surgical procedure at Community Regional Medical Center.
Students are selected based on academic merit, questionnaire responses, interviews and letters of recommendation from their teachers. Sixty-six students applied to the program in 2015.
UCSF-Fresno SBI is funded by CalViva Health and private donations.