Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

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The mission of the Gateways to the Laboratory Program is

to increase the number of students from

backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine and science

who are prepared to become competitive applicants, successful MD-PhD students,

and future leaders in biomedical research and academic medicine.

1300 York Avenue, C-103 New York, NY 10065 (212) 746-6023

Q: Who is eligible for the Gateways to the Laboratory Program?

A: College freshmen and sophomores who are US citizens or permanent residents and are from racial or ethnic backgrounds shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or individuals with disabilities, as described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

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