Summer Undergraduate Programs

Welcome to Penn State College of Medicine’s summer undergraduate programs! A variety of resources are available for you as you complete your internship.

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Resources for Summer Undergraduate Students

Career Development and Scientific Research Seminars Expand answer

A variety of career development seminars are offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in room C3621 of the College of Medicine. Snacks will be available; please bring your own drink.

No seminar will be held on July 4 because of the holiday, and on July 18 because of the NIH trip. Aug. 1 will be practice for the end-of-summer symposium.

Also, scientific research seminars are offered noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, generally in room C3621 of the College of Medicine. Lunch will be available.

Upcoming seminars in both areas include:

Symposium Overview and Registration Expand answer

The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Submit a symposium abstract here

Morning Activities

These activities will be held in the College of Medicine’s Lecture Room A.

8:45 a.m.: Welcome breakfast

9 to 10 a.m.: Keynote seminar: “Hepatitis C: Translating Immunology into Public Health” – presented by Eleanor M.P. Wilson, MHS, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

10 to 1:15 a.m.: Coffee break

10:15 to 11:45 a.m.: Oral presentations

Afternoon Activities

These activities will be held in the University Conference Center.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 to 2 p.m.: Poster session A

2 to 3 p.m.: Poster session B

3 to 4 p.m.: Ice cream social

For details, contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs at

Symposium Sample Abstract Expand answer

Title of Presentation

Jack Jones, SURIP, Penn State College of Medicine; Jane Smith, Dept of Kinesiology, Penn State College of Health and Human Development; and John Doe, Dept of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine.

Background: Explain why this project is important, and the rationale for doing this study. (2-4 sentences)

Methods: Describe how the study was done (2-3 sentences)

Results: Describe the main findings of the study (4-5 sentences)

Conclusions: Put the findings in perspective and explain the implications of the findings. (3-5 sentences)

The entire abstract should not exceed 500 words and should use Arial 11-point font. If your project cannot be described using these headings, you may write an unstructured abstract, but it must still be within the word limit.