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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 noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in room C1845 of the College of Medicine. Lunch will be available.

Also, scientific research seminars are offered noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in room C1845 of the College of Medicine. Lunch will be available.

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Symposium Overview Expand answer

The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium for 2021 will be held on July 29, 2021.

Submit a symposium abstract here

Abstracts must be submitted by 5 p.m. July 23, 2021.

Morning Activities – T2500

  • 9 to 11 a.m. – Poster Presentations
  • 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Activities – Lecture Room B/Room C5621

  • 1 to 2 p.m. – Keynote Speaker
  • 2 to 2:15 p.m. – Break
  • 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. – Oral Presentations #1 (4 speakers; 15 min each)
  • 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Oral Presentations #2 (4 speakers; 15 min each)
  • 4:30 to 5 p.m. – Final Wrap-Up

For details or questions, contact Rachel Reager 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 (two to four sentences).

Methods: Describe how the study was done (two to three sentences).

Results: Describe the main findings of the study (four to five sentences).

Conclusions: Put the findings in perspective and explain the implications of the findings (three to five 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.

Getting Your Poster Printed Expand answer

Posters can be printed through the College of Medicine Sign Shop.

See sign shop information here (internal access only; login required)