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Deadline approaching: Honors College partners with MUSC Dept. of Surgery to launch summer internship program for aspiring medical scientists

The Honors College is teaming up with the MUSC College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery to create a formative new summer internship opportunity for honors students considering a career in academic medicine.

The PASS (Pipeline for Aspiring Surgical Students) summer internship program will provide 3 honors interns with an immersive 10-week experience focused on laboratory and clinical research and designed to prepare students for a career in academic medicine, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty.

As part of this partnership, students will also participate in the newly created Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which will enhance their internship experience through stipend funding, supplemental workshops, and peer-to-peer collaboration. Following the internship, students will present on their work at the the 2021 MUSC Research Day in November.

Applications are due Friday, March 5. For more information and application details, click below.

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The Opportunity:

PASS interns will spend 10 weeks immersed in laboratory and clinical research, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty members. Potential opportunities for research include…

  • Transplant Immunology and Surgical outcomes, specifically focused on developing novel technologies and therapies to promote organ tolerance in transplantation in the Lee Patterson Allen Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory or outcomes research in the Transplant Clinical Research Core
  • Regenerative medicine, specifically relating to biomedical implants, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and 3D printing and visualization
  • Surgical Oncology research, both clinical and basic research investigating mechanisms behind cancer development and prevention and/or outcomes of therapeutics in patients
  • Cardiovascular research, focusing on basic mechanisms preventing cardiovascular disease and correlating clinical outcomes research
  • Clinical outcomes research within the Surgical Outcomes and Innovation Network at MUSC Dept. of Surgery (SORIN) and in GI surgery and general surgery within the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Patient population

Internship Requirements:


PASS Interns will participate simultaneously in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which will provide them with a stipend for living expenses up to $4000 (participation in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program is required of all PASS interns).

Who Should Apply:

This opportunity is ideal for aspiring medical scientists considering a career in academic medicine (not just in surgical fields). For those thinking about pursuing an MD/PhD or MD/MS, this is a great chance to gain practical experience and bolster your application credentials.

To be considered, applicants must be a rising junior or rising senior currently in good standing within the Honors College.

Application Process:

1.) Apply to PASS

Applications should be submitted to (subject line: 2021 PASS application) by Friday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. Applications must include…

  • An up-to-date professional resume
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A statement of intent (500 words). Statement should discuss academic and career goals and explain, in specific and persuasive terms, the importance of the knowledge and skill gained from participation in the PASS program to academic and career development. Prior research experience should also be discussed. Note: If the student is intending to enroll in summer courses or be employed, he/she must describe how course work, employment and any other commitments will be balanced with the PASS program expectations. Students are not permitted to enroll in more than one course during the project period.

2.) Apply to the Honors Summer Enrichment Program

Students who participate in the PASS program must also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which requires a separate application. Details about how to apply can be found here. The application deadline for the summer enrichment program is also Friday, March 5.

Posted on February 26, 2021 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Neuroscience Research Opportunity at MUSC

Dr. Heather Boger’s lab is looking for a student volunteer to aid in a research project about pediatric stroke and potential treatment strategies. This is a basic science (neuroscience) project using an animal model (rat) of pediatric ischemia. The student would be participating in surgeries, behavior assessment, and brain tissue processing, and microscopic analysis.

The ideal candidate would be able to volunteer 12-15 hrs a week. No previous lab experience is necessary but would be a nice bonus. The lab would do all training of the individual, so the student would have an active role in the project, including their name associated with any presentations/publications.

Interested students should contact Dr. Boger at for more information.

Posted on February 24, 2021 in Research

Publish your research or creative work in Aisthesis, the Interdisciplinary Honors Journal

University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2021 issue of Aisthesis, our undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, we welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles, from all fields of research. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 10, 2021. Guidelines can be found here.

Please email questions to and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page.

Posted on February 16, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Research

Johns Hopkins Macksey Symposium Applications Open

The Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. This year, the event will host over 400 students virtually, and attendees will participate in virtual panels, attend a live virtual keynote, have the chance to publish in the Macksey Journal, and more.

The 2021 Macksey Symposium will be a live virtual event held April 24th-25th, 2021. Applications are due by April 1st, and the digital application can be found here. If accepted, registration costs are $125 if paid by April 9th and $150 if paid by April 16th.

Posted on February 16, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Research

We Represent Virtual International Exchange Conference Opportunity

The Center for International Education recommends a free, virtual conference for students that are exploring opportunities and scholarships for future international experiences. National scholarships such as Boren, Critical Language, Fulbright, and the Gilman will be highlighted.
The organizers are Fulbright alumni who aim to increase equity in participation for Gilman, Boren, Critical Language, and Fulbright Scholarships.

This is a free conference that will be held virtually on March 10-12. For more information, including accessing the schedule for the conference, please visit the conference’s website.

Special sessions will address students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, students with disabilities, students in the LGBTQ+ community, low-income students, among others.

To register, please visit the following link:

Posted on February 16, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Honors Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Essay

Consider helping an undergraduate student as she works towards completion of a bachelor’s essay project on narrative medicine! The goal is to understand what makes the stories of orthopedic patients unique from the stories of patients in other specialties, and to consider how sharing these stories may be beneficial to patients during treatment and recovery. All those aged 18 or older who have been treated for an orthopedic condition or injury are eligible to participate.

Participation requires completion of a short demographic questionnaire and an hour-long interview over Zoom (IRB Approval Code: GHGM-11-02-2020). Feel free to reply with any questions you may have!

If you are interested in participating, please complete this questionnaire and the student will reach out with details on how to proceed. Thank you for your time!

Posted on November 30, 2020 in Campus Involvement, Research

Student Research Opportunity at MUSC

We are looking for undergrad or graduate students to conduct research in the RNA biology lab at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MUSC. Our lab studies RNA binding proteins and non-coding RNAs in the cancer models.

For further information please visit the website:

Please contact Dr. Palanisamy at for student research opportunities.

Posted on October 13, 2020 in Research

Research Opportunities in the Department of Computer Science

We have research projects for Math/Biology/Chemistry majors that involve math modeling of biological systems and epidemiology. Psychology majors are being recruited for understanding the mental model of software engineers. The research is expected to be a Bachelors Essay.

Interested students should contact Professor Ghosh at

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Research
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