The application period for the 2021 High School Summer Research Exposure Program (SREP) at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is now open.
Our standard, 5-week Summer Research Exposure Program format has been canceled for 2021 due to ongoing coronavirus and social distancing. With interest in providing some “exposure” for interested high school students during summer 2021, we offer a “Virtual” High School Summer Regenerative Medicine Exposure Program for students ages 16 to 18. The 2021 program is offered over a two-week period. Apply for the 2021 program by May 15th via the on-line application. Immunization records not required for the virtual 2021 program.
· Week 1: June 14th to 18th – High School students attend the 7th Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course, which is co-joined with the 18th Annual World Stem Cell Summit. Registration fee is waived for this virtual event attracting nearly 1,000 participants from across the globe.
· Week 2: July 19th to 23rd – Unique virtual academy deepens students understanding of the regenerative medicine field, team science, various technologies by connecting students with WFIRM faculty and graduate students research mentors. Career and educational pathways are also explored.
All application materials, including the on-line application form and materials within the on-line High School Application Packet, must be received by the May 15th application deadline. All applicants will be notified on or before June 5th 2021.
After completing the on-line application form, download the High School Application Packet. Complete each form included in the packet and mail completed packet to Joan F. Schanck, MPA, Director of High School Summer Research Exposure Program, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-7290.
A completed application packet includes:
Completed on-line application form
Completed materials/forms found in the High School Application Packet
Signed Agreement and Parental Consent Form
Teacher Recommendation Form (2 recommendations required)