During the summer months, Maine Medical Center, through the Research Institute, provides college and pre-college students with an opportunity to receive an educational experience in biomedical science through the MMCRI Summer Student Research Program.
Ten undergraduate students and three Tufts Maine Track medical students participate in mentored, independent research projects either in our state-of-the-art research laboratories, or working with physicians to impact patient care or the outcome of treatment.
During the ten-week program, students attend a comprehensive course featuring topics including bioethics, animal use in biomedical science, and scientific presentation skills, and have the opportunity to attend lectures presented by distinguished guest scientists and faculty members.
Cost and Session Information
At the time of program participation, applicants must be rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled full-time in a college or university. All Summer Student Research Program participants become employees of Maine Medical Center, so applicants must be eligible to be employed in the US in order to participate in this program. Students should have a minimum 3.3 GPA. The stipend for the summer internships is $3,500. Students are responsible for their own transportation and housing.