Mentorship

The mentor's letter of support for students applying for a fellowship not supported by a national program must specify the name of a junior mentor who will provide supervision on a daily basis.

Other Fellowships

One-Year Research Fellowship in Gastroenterology
Sponsored by the Digestive Disease Research Foundation
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

The Digestive Disease Research Foundation seeks highly motivated medical student to be intimately involved in the planning and execution of clinical research during a full-year, full-time fellowship within a busy Manhattan gastroenterology practice.

The successful applicant will conduct research under the close mentorship of Icahn School of Medicine faculty with the goal of manuscript publication and conference presentation.

A generous research stipend ($35,000/yr) as well as funding for health insurance and conference travel will be provided. Requirements include: full-time commitment from August 2014 thru June 2015, interest in an academic medical career, and the ability to work well independently and in a group.

Prior Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai students Shannon Morales and Jennifer Kolb have been awarded this fellowship. Feel free to contact this year's DDRF Fellow: Gregory Yanez at gregory.yanez@mssm.edu.

Eligibility:

Please see Scholarly Year Guidelines.

Fellowship Award:

The student will receive a stipend of $ 32,000 for the year to support room and board. Funding for health insurance expenses is also provided as well as an reimbursement for DDRF-related conference travel.

Application:

  1. Interested students must submit a letter of interest accompanied by:
    1. CV
    2. A personal statement NOT to exceed 1 page regarding your motivation to apply for this experience, what you hope to get out of the year, how this will advance your career goals, and any other information that you would like the selection committee to know.
    3. You must include in your letter a statement allowing permission for the selection committee to review your school record which would include grades and board scores.
    4. One letter of recommendation.

Please send C.V., cover letter, and supporting materials no later than April 15, 2014 to info@ddrfny.org. For additional information, contact Christine Wojdyla or Heidi Weber at 212.659.2258 or info@ddrfny.org.


One Year Research Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Description:

The Department of Neurosurgery is offering a one-year research fellowship for Mount Sinai medical students considering a career in neurosurgery.

Eligibility:

Please see Scholarly Year Guidelines.

Fellowship Award:

The student will receive a stipend of $28,000 for the year to support room and board. Health insurance, plus funds to support travel to one meeting to present the results of the project, are also included.

Application:

  1. Interested students must submit a letter of interest accompanied by:
    1. CV
    2. A personal statement NOT to exceed 1 page regarding your motivation to apply for this experience, what you hope to get out of the year, how this will advance your career goals, and any other information that you would like the selection committee to know.
    3. You must include in your letter a statement allowing permission for the selection committee to review your school record which would include grades and board scores.
    4. Two letters of recommendation.

Please submit a complete application to Dr. Isabelle Germano at: isabelle.germano@mountsinai.org by April 15, 2014.


Steven Sacks, MD, Research Fellowship in Otolaryngology
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Description:

As a Sacks Fellow, you will have the opportunity to engage in a year-long clinical research project with a faculty mentor in the Department of Otolaryngology. You will also have the opportunity to shadow clinical activities in the clinic and OR and will be expected to take part in all departmental educational activities, such as head and neck cancer tumor board and Grand Rounds. Information about ongoing research in the department can be found on our website.

Eligibility:

The fellowship is available to students currently in their third year of medical school. Please see MSSM Scholarly Year Guidelines.

Fellowship Award:

The student will receive a stipend of $ 25,000 for the year to support room and board. Health insurance is also included.

Application:

Interested students must submit a letter of interest accompanied by:

  1. CV
  2. A personal statement NOT to exceed 1 page regarding your motivation to apply for this experience, what you hope to get out of the year, and how your prior research or other experiences makes you an outstanding candidate. You may include any other information that you would like the selection committee to know.
  3. You must include in your letter a statement allowing permission for the selection committee to review your school record which would include grades and board scores.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, with one preferably from a former research mentor.

Please submit a complete application to Mariko Stronach, department of Otolaryngology, via e-mail (mariko.stronach@mssm.edu) by April 15. Applications will be accepted starting March 1. Applicants will be notified by May 1. The program will begin July 1, 2014. Contact Mariko Stronach or Fellowship Director Andrew Sikora, MD/PhD (andrew.sikora@mssm.edu) for any questions or clarifications.


One Year Research Fellowship in Anesthesiology
Sponsored by the Department of Anesthesiology
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Description:

The Department of Anesthesiology is offering a one-year research fellowship for Mount Sinai medical students considering a career in Anesthesiology.

Eligibility:

Please see Scholarly Year Guidelines.

Fellowship Award:

The student will receive a stipend of $28,000 for the year to support room and board. Health insurance, plus funds to support travel to one meeting to present the results of the project, are also included.

Application:

  1. Submit a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.
  2. A personal statement NOT to exceed 1 page regarding your motivation to apply for this experience, what you hope to get out of the year, how this will advance your career goals, and any other information that you would like the selection committee to know.
  3. You must include in your letter a statement allowing permission for the selection committee to review your school record which would include grades and board scores.
  4. A brief research proposal outlining your project for the year. Prepare a research proposal.
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty who can comment on your interest in research.

Please submit a complete application to Dr. Jeffrey H. Silverstein (jeff.silverstein@mssm.edu) by April 15, 2014.


Bluestein Scholar Research Fellowship in Clinical/Translational Research
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Applications are being accepted for The Bluestein Fellowship to support a year of intense clinical or translational research by a MD student interested in a career as a physician-scientist. This experience will introduce the successful applicant to how clinical/translational research drives the practice of clinical medicine. The successful applicant will have prior research experience and a commitment to a project that contributes to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.

Applications will be evaluated based upon evidence of the student's commitment to a career as a physician-scientist, prior research experience, the mentor's background in clinical/translational research, and the project proposed.

Eligibility:

Please see Scholarly Year Guidelines.

Fellowship Award:

A research stipend of $28,000/yr to support living expenses, as well as funding for health insurance and conference travel to present the student's work will be provided.

Application:

Please save your responses to questions 1-3 as a single Word document and name the document as follows: your last name first name Bluestein application.doc (Jones Rebecca Bluestein application.doc). E-mail the Word document, along with a cv and the research proposal as attachments to a cover e-mail, to medicalstudentresearch@mssm.edu, with a subject line Completed Bluestein Fellowship application. Be sure to include your name and e-mail address at the top of the document.

  1. What are your current career goals? (300 words or less)
  2. Describe your experience to date with research. Please highlight any activities involving clinical/translational research. (300 words or less)
  3. Describe a challenge you have faced in one of your research projects and how you solved the problem (300 words or less).
  4. A brief research proposal outlining your project for the year. Prepare a research proposal
  5. Please request two letters of recommendation from faculty who can comment on your interest in research. One of these should be from your proposed mentor. These should be sent to medicalstudentresearch@mssm.edu.
  6. In the cover e-mail please include a statement allowing the selection committee to review your school record, which would include grades and board scores.
  7. The completed application and letters of recommendation are due on April 15, 2014.