Find out more about applying to the Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program.
Q: Who is eligible for the Gateways to the Laboratory Program?
A: College freshman and sophomores who are members of underrepresented minority groups or otherwise disadvantaged groups, as described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-053.html
This summer program is for students who are seriously considering pursuing a career as a physician scientist. This is not an appropriate summer program for those students who know they only wish to attend medical school in the future.
Q: How should I submit my application?
A: The Gateways to the Laboratory Program offers an on-line application through The Leadership Alliance.
Q: Will you accept letters of recommendation which are emailed to you?
A: All letters of recommendation must be submitted through The Leadership Alliance application online.
Q: What is considered proof of citizenship/permanent residency?
A: Only the following documents will be accepted as proof of US citizenship/permanent residency:
- A full validity U.S. passport
- Certified U.S. birth certificate; or
- Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240); or
- Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization from USCIS
Please note, a copy of a social security card is not considered proof of citizenship.