UCSF Fresno is Accepting Applications from Students for Summer Biomedical Internship Program

FRESNO – UCSF Fresno is accepting applications for its 28th Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program (SBI), which provides Central San Joaquin Valley high school students an opportunity to gain first-hand experience with careers in medicine and valuable research skills. Students in their junior year of high school who live in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare counties are eligible to apply. Selected students will work with faculty members at UCSF Fresno from June through August 2016 on a variety of research projects in the Fresno area. Last year, ten students were assigned to research projects such as those addressing cancer, clinical simulation training, diabetes and scleroderma. In addition to conducting research, students in the program visit the University of California, San Francisco campus as well as observe a surgical procedure at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. Since it was established in 1988, more than 200 high-achieving students have graduated from the Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program. Many of the SBI graduates are now health professionals. A number of them have returned to the San Joaquin Valley and are working as doctors, pharmacists and nurses. Students are selected based on academic merit, questionnaire responses, interviews and letters of recommendation from their teachers. Sixty-six students applied to the program in 2015. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 by 5 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/sbi/ or email [email protected] or call (559) 499-6423. UCSF Fresno SBI is funded by Cal-Viva Health and private donations.