This program allows students to spend a ten-week period (May 31 - August 9, 2021) on a project that combines translational research and clinical exposure at a local medical center. Hundreds of students have participated in BME-SURP since its introduction in 1980. The experience have played a major role in helping students choose their career paths and obtain positions in industrial or academia.
Eligibility: The program is ONLY intended for Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate students who have declared an additional major in Biomedical Engineering and have completed their sophomore year.
Due Date: This application is due by 11:59 PM EST on March 15, 2021.
Matching Procedure: BME Department first matches each applicant tentatively with one or more potential mentors based on indicated mutual interest. The mentor may further select from the student candidates for interview, then submit his/her preferences to the BME Department, which makes a final matching decision. Switching mentors is not permitted once a student has accepted a position. Due to limited financial resources, there is no guarantee that all applicants will receive an offer.
Research Conference: A Research Conference is held at the end of the summer, when each student will present his/her research in an oral presentation. Participation is mandatory in order for the student to receive the final paycheck.