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Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine - faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization - are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting edge research that connects patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies.

Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university, Cornell University, to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree, and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. WCM faculty provide comprehensive patient care at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Major affiliations are also maintained with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, the Hospital for Special Surgery and Houston Methodist Hospital. Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical, Veterinary and Dental Students at U.S. Schools APPLICATIONS Due January 11, 2018

In order to encourage more students to pursue careers as physician-scientists, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers an outstanding year-long mentored research training program for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.  

For 2nd and 3rd Year Students:

1) HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, veterinary, and dental students to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States except government agencies. HHMI will award 60 fellowships in 2018. 

Applicants must have prior wet-lab research experience. Mentor selection and research proposal preparation are key components of the application process. 

For the 2018-2019 program year, Fellows will receive a $32,000 stipend; a $5,500 fellow’s allowance for health, dental and vision insurance, relocation expenses, if applicable, and some education-related expenses; and a $5,500 research allowance for conference travel and research-related enrichment activities. The online application is open: Deadline is January 11, 2018.

Additional Medical Fellows conducting research in the following areas may be supported by organizations partnering with HHMI.

• Duchenne muscular dystrophy research (Partner: Duchenne Research Fund);

• Epilepsy research (Partner: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy);

• Genetics research (Partner: American Society of Human Genetics); mentor must be ASHG member;

• Inherited retinal degenerative disease research (Partner: Foundation Fighting Blindness);

• Parkinson’s disease research (Partner: Parkinson’s Foundation);

• Preclinical research in interventional radiology (Partner: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation); mentor must be SIR member;

• Veterinary student research (Partner: Burroughs Wellcome Fund).

The application process is the same for partner-funded fellowships. Students will designate their interest in a partnership-funded fellowship in the HHMI application. 

APPLICATIONS Due November 1, 2017

2) The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers students with an interest in fundamental neuroscience and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, a world-class research center in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 1, 2017 ( and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements

Funding for PhD and MD-PhD Students

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