The Graduate College at the OU Health Sciences Center hosts five summer undergraduate research programs aimed at preparing and encouraging undergraduate students to pursue careers in biomedical research or health-related sciences. Studies show undergraduate research programs are beneficial to the success of applying to and completing a graduate degree program.
Our programs introduce outstanding undergraduate students to the rigorous academic preparation required to achieve these goals, through participation in intensive, full-time (40 hours/week), hands-on research experiences in the laboratories of OUHSC biomedical faculty mentors in Oklahoma City.
We seek outstanding undergraduate students from around the state and the country to spend their summer at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City for a biomedical research experience in one of the best mentoring programs in existence.
Students join experienced laboratories where they work with other students and personnel to pursue their own projects over the course of a nine-week period. On the final day, students show off their progress at a poster session to the campus community. A Celebration Luncheon follows where student accomplishments are acknowledged by their advisors, awards are presented, and a former summer student returns to campus to present a Keynote Address.
Students participating in our intensive programs receive generous stipends to allow pursuit of their research activities full-time (40 hours/week) without distraction. Please see the information in the sidebar above to find which program is best suited for your needs and background. Entry is competitive, so be sure to apply by the deadline to ensure consideration.
Program Dates: May 20 - July 23, 2024
Applications Open: October 1, 2023
Application Deadline: January 15, 2024