Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

Einstein-Montefiore High School Summer Research Program

Information Regarding Summer 2020: Due to the unprecedented circumstances we are facing as a nation and in NYC, we have made the painful and difficult decision to cancel this year’s Einstein-Montefiore High School Summer Research Program. Our highest priorities are the health and safety of our community of students, faculty and staff. Based on the recommendation of the New York State government and the CDC we must continue to limit gatherings of people, including in our research labs.

The Program

The Einstein-Montefiore Summer High School Research Program introduces high school students age 16 and older to the excitement of leading-edge scientific research. It is our hope that because of this experience, students will begin to think about a career in science while still in high school

Students are selected from a pool of applicants for a five-week full-time summer research experience. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and be recommended by their high school science teacher and/or science chair. 

Students are assigned to Einstein research labs and will join the lab team under the guidance of the laboratory director (or principal investigator) who will serve as a mentor. 

Students are expected to present their work at Einstein’s Annual Summer Research Day together with college students in the Einstein/Montefiore Science Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).
In addition, students attend all SURP faculty lectures and enrichment activities, including research ethics sessions. Following the summer experience, students become Research Ambassadors to their high schools and, working with their high school science department, develop a program for their school. 

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Victoria H. Freedman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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