2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics

2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC

30 Prospect Avenue

Hackensack, NJ  07601

Description: Hackensack University Medical Center offers an 8-10 week research internship during the summer to 2-3 outstanding undergraduate, post baccalaureate, and first year medical students interested in gaining clinical research experience in the following areas of pediatrics:

• Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
• Rheumatology
• Hematology-Oncology
• Endocrinology

The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center offers pre-medical students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects related their specific sub-specialty.  The primary focus of this internship is clinical research and writing.  Each departmental track of the program will grant admission to 2-3 students. These students will have the unique opportunity to join a faculty member in completing an ongoing research project and/or create a new project proposal with his or her mentor’s guidance.  Research Interns will also gain valuable insight into the publication process, including opportunities to participate in co-authorship of research projects in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.

While participating in the program, interns will be invited and encouraged to attend pediatric grand rounds as well as other lectures of interest available through the Department of Pediatrics at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.  There will also be opportunities for students to shadow clinical staff members throughout the program to provide clinical exposure.

Students who are interested in science, medicine, and clinical research are encouraged to apply to the 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship.  The internship is open to undergraduates, post baccalaureate and first year medical students.  The ideal applicant is a student aspiring to attend a graduate program in medicine with a strong academic record and an interest in pediatrics.

Application Requirements and Qualifications: Application materials must include a completed online application, a resume, unofficial transcript, and two letters of academic recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers.  All materials should be sent electronically to pedsresearch@HackensackUMC.org.

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Application Process: All application materials must be submitted and received by March 1, 2015.  All applicants will be notified regarding acceptance early in April.

Program Dates: Each applicant is required to make at least a full-time, eight-week commitment.  Start and completion dates are flexible.

Contact Information: The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship is coordinated by Dr. Ginger Janow.  Questions regarding the internship and/or application process should be directed to pedsresearch@HackensackUMC.org.

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