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Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

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.

Gateways Students on the Brooklyn BridgeGateways Students at LANS 2019

A note from The Leadership Alliance on the current COVID-19 outbreak and its possible impact on this summer's programs.

The Leadership Alliance is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our community. This is a fluid and dynamic situation with many interdependencies and constituent groups, and we are therefore weighing all options in the interest of our students and campus partners. The Leadership Alliance will maintain focus on that priority as it considers the impact of COVID-19 on the Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) across its sites. Irrespective of the outcome, the Leadership Alliance remains committed to your academic and professional development. Updates will be communicated no later than May 1 via email, and information will be posted on this website.

For more from The Leadership Alliance, please visit their website.

Watch the video below to hear the some students from the 2019 Gateways class sing (literally) the praises of their experiences at the Tri-I. 

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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