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Eligibility and Application Process

A one page program overview is available here.


• Applicants must be a current junior in high school.
• Applicants must be from an underrepresented ethnic or racial group. Preference will be given to students that are underrepresented in biomedical sciences as defined by the National Institutes of Health. This includes Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
• Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.
• Applicants must have their own daily transportation to and from the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for the duration of the 6-week internship (June 11-July 21, 2017). Program housing is NOT available at this time.
• Applicants must have a genuine interest in medical or health care careers as well as research.
• Applicants must have a strong academic record based on GPA, advanced coursework in math and science, and extracurricular activities.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted by February 20.
PDF Application Form (Student Application 2017)
Applications may be submitted via mail, email or uploaded through our online application system.

Finalists will be required to interview with the selection committee.
If you have questions, please contact one of the program director, Jennifer Steiman, MD.

Letter of Recommendation Submission

If you are a teacher who has been asked to submit a letter of recommendation for a student, please complete this form and submit your letter.
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