Summer Undergraduate Research Program

If you plan to continue your education in health care after graduating from college, summer research programs are a great way to gain valuable skills and hands-on experience during college. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a wide array of research opportunities for motivated undergraduates interested in furthering their exposure and education in health care.

Program Eligibility

You are invited to apply to SURP if you are an undergraduate student currently in your sophomore or junior year, with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. You must have a minimum of six months’ experience in research.

Alternatively, if you have a GPA of less than 3.5-3.7, we may still consider your application if you have more extensive research experience. You should have a passion for research and a desire to pursue it professionally, possibly through graduate education in biomedical sciences, in a PhD or MD/PhD program. You must also be enrolled in an institution located within the United States for program eligibility.

How to Apply

We begin accepting applications in mid-August for enrollment the following year. To apply to SURP, please complete the online application and submit the following:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript
  • SAT or ACT Scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation. We strongly recommend that at least two letters of recommendation from someone who can comment specifically about your research experience.
  • Minimum 6 months research experience (12 months is preferred)

All applications are due by January 15th at 12 midnight. Applicants are notified around March 1st of their admissions status. 

Housing and Financing

For housing and financial support, all SURP fellows receive free housing and $5,000 direct reimbursement for the summer.