Students enrolled in this track gain knowledge, conduct real-world practice and research, receive career counseling, and build a network of colleagues by collaborating with public health, global health and pediatric faculty, St. Louis community professionals, and each other.
THE 2023 PROGRAM PERIOD RUNS FROM JUNE 5-JULY 28.
Work with top investigators
Get matched with a faculty mentor and receive career counseling
Build a network
Build a social network with student peers, faculty and staff
Gain real-world experience
Work in research environments, including international sites
What to expect
- Students participate in research in a lab or field-based setting
- Participants are expected to pursue their research training full time—defined as 40 hours per week—and attend all program events (if based in St. Louis)
- This eight-week program concludes with a symposium featuring student presentations on their work
- This program includes seminars, workshops and sessions on public health, global health, pediatrics, and careers
- Accepted students must select mentors from the program mentor list who they have not previously worked with (list to be provided upon acceptance into the program)
- Receive a $4,000 stipend
- Non-WashU students receive a free Metrolink transit pass
- For students working at an international site, travel to and from St. Louis to the research site will be covered
- Open to national and international students who are full-time college undergraduates, graduate students, or medical students at a U.S.-based university
- Students with a robust interest in public health, global health or pediatric research; those who can demonstrate overcoming substantial educational, cultural or economic obstacles; first generation college students; and veterans are encouraged to apply
- Previous research experience is not required
Please direct questions to IPHSummer@wustl.edu.
This program is supported by the Institute for Public Health and its Global Health Center and the Children’s Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.