Summer Medical Research Training Program (SMaRT)
College students who have significant interest in medicine or medical research have the opportunity to participate in a summer medical research training program offered by the department of biomedical sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. This summer training program offers specialized medical research training to current college students. The students will complete a two-month intensive training program in medical research at the basic research laboratories of the University of Illinois Rockford campus. During this training, the students are expected to gain significant hands-on experience in planning and successful execution of a medical research project, critically analyze scientific data, and present information to a group of judges. The selected student will work closely with various research faculty members and staff at the College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy on cutting-edge techniques and their application in biomedical research. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their scientific data as a poster and an oral presentation at the College's SMaRT Scientific Forum.
SMaRT is a highly competitive program. Students are selected based on their academic merit, a personal interview and their interest in pursuing a career in medical science or a related field.
The program provides a stipend and research fellowship to the selected students. Funding for the 2011 SMaRT program is generously provided by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.
For more information, contact Janet Stull Snow at email@example.com.