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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Academy Training Programs

2014 Summer Internship Program 

The best way to lure the brightest young minds to a career in biomedical research is to give them the opportunity to work in the laboratories of some of the nation’s top scientists. 

Houston Methodist Research Institute offers a 10-week Summer Student Program for college undergraduates and medical students. The program matches students with faculty mentors in laboratories and centers on a single research project. During this time, the students also attend required weekly didactic lectures given by the mentors and invited speakers.

Students present their work at the end of the program at a student retreat.The program also provides numerous opportunities for social interaction and networking, including a welcome reception, a sporting event, and a retreat at the end of the program. A $5000 stipend is provided to cover living expenses while in the program.

Some students continue working with their mentors after the end of the program in order to see the project to completion and co-author a resulting publication. Other students return for additional summers or find other research opportunities through the program.

Click here to see a video of faculty and staff at HMRI expressing their views on the Summer Program.

Application Instructions

June 2- August 8, 2014. All students must be able to commit to the full 10-week program. No exceptions will be made. To apply, please click here. Application deadline will be February 14, 2014.


2014 High School Volunteer Program

Houston Methodist Academy also gives high school students a chance to volunteer at the Research Institute. Students will be able to participate in research projects and special projects in their particular interest in medicine, set up labs, make models and other opportunities. Not only will this program be a great learning experience, but it will provide the exposure for students interested in a potential research career. For more information, including how to apply, please click here.


summer student program 2012

The program is directed by Dr. Patricia Chevez-Barrios. Students come from a variety of universities, both national and international.

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