CHDI Children's Summer Scholars Program

Children Research Opportunities for First-Year Medical Students

Summer of 2018

Motivation: There can be no greater privilege than to serve children and their families as a physician for children. Summer scholarships during medical school add science to the art of medicine, build rapport with advisors and potential mentors, and enhance one's competitiveness for matching in first choice residency programs after medical school. We believe that getting involved in research during the summer will enhance the quality of your work as a future pediatrician or other clinical practitioner.

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Purpose: The Pediatrics Department at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University ranks in the top 25th percentile nationally in research. We have internationally recognized scientists in asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, fitness, genetics, neonatology, neurology, obesity, and stress science. Excitingly, in January 2010 the Child Health Discovery Institute (CHDI) launched the Children's Summer Scholar Program (CSSP). The goal of the CSSP is to introduce medical students to children's research in clinical and/or basic research environments under the guidance of an experienced investigator. Currently, there are over 80 extramurally funded research projects on children's disease at MCG. The program also allows for the medical students to schedule clinical observations with various physicians. The Pediatrics Department is confident that this varied and diverse portfolio offers numerous options for aspiring pediatricians.

Eligibility: First year medical students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are eligible to apply. A student may not hold other employment during the period of the award (10 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week). The program is administered through Dr. Linder's Office, BT-1850 in the Children's Hospital of Georgia.

Application Process and Awards: Children's Summer Scholars will be awarded a stipend as determined by the Dean's office for 10 weeks. Prospective applicants can contact Amy Judson at if there are any questions or concerns.

Additional information about research: The Children's Summer Scholars Program is a part of the Medical Scholar Program. Applications, details, and important dates can be found on the Medical Scholar Program web page.

All students must participate in an ongoing project that has already received the necessary institutional approval (i.e. IRB/HAC).**See IRB Approved Pediatric Studies List on the Side Navigation Bar. This is the current list of IRB Approved Studies**

Medical Scholars Program Handbook - link to student and mentor application.

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