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METEOR Program

Mentored Experience To Expand Opportunities in Research (METEOR) Program

 

The METEOR Program is a competitive fellowship opportunity for highly-qualified underrepresented-in-medicine (URM) students who have been admitted to the M.D. Program and are interested in an academic research career. This program is supported by the Office of CTSI-CN Co-Principal Investigator Robert H. Miller, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research. 

  • Work with a clinical and translational researcher who will serve as a mentor during their time in medical school and beyond
  • Enroll in the Clinical and Translational Research Scholarly Concentration
  • Complete a research elective during the fourth year of medical school
  • Complete two summer research internships, both providing stipends:
    • Prematriculation Summer Internship - Engage in educational programming and visits to National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other local research institutions. A stipend and housing are provided.
    • Summer after Year 1 Internship - $2,500 stipend provided
  • Present and publish research projects

All participants and their mentors are expected to meet on a monthly basis and submit minutes from their meeting to the program directors. Participants and mentors complete evaluation forms regarding their research progress, satisfaction with the program, etc. periodically throughout the duration of the program. Ongoing evaluation after the completion of the program will be conducted with the participants to monitor their career and research progress.

Who is eligible?

The METEOR Program is a competitive fellowship opportunity for highly-qualified underrepresented-in-medicine (URM) students who have been admitted to the M.D. Program and are interested in an academic research career.

Those eligible for this program (students must identify as underrepresented-in-medicine, socioeconomically disadvantaged, or a first-generation college student) will receive more information on the application process with their offer of acceptance from the Committee on Admissions. For more information on the program, please contact the GWU Office of Admissions at medadmit@gwu.edu.

How do I Apply?

For more information on the program, please contact the GWU Office of Admissions at medadmit@gwu.edu.

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