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The Indiana Medical Scientist/Engineer Training Program's Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The Indiana Medical Scientist/Engineer Training Program’s Undergraduate Summer Research Program (aka the Indiana MSTP-USRP or pre-MSTP), IU School of Medicine’s summer research program for future physician scientists/engineers, is designed for high-performing undergraduate students who are committed to pursuing an integrated clinical and research career and plan to pursue combined-degree training in an MD/PhD Program, such as the Indiana MSTP.

This summer program is for individuals who will commit a significant part of their career as a physician to pursuing basic science, biomedical engineering or human translational discovery. Individuals who wish to pursue a career as a physician only or individuals who envision biomedical discovery as a minor component of their professional career should not apply to this program but should instead seek other programs designed for your desired career track. Opportunities for research are expected to be available in basic science disciplines and through the interdisciplinary centers for biomedical research at IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

The program is open to undergraduate students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year of course work with a background in biology, chemistry, physics or engineering. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States (i.e., possess a valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551).

The program pays each participant $3,500 for the summer experience. Housing is provided to participants whose permanent address is greater than 30 miles from the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus. Specific dates for the program are updated annually and are listed on the application. For more information, please contact Dr. Brittney-Shea Herbert at


Apply for the summer research program for future physician scientists at IU School of Medicine.

Term: June 2 - July 28, 2021

Summer Application