Med Students for Life of America (MedSFLA) welcomes you to apply for our MedSFLA Summer Fellowship which typically runs from the last week of June through the end of July. This opportunity is open to all medical students prior to the beginning their second year (some exceptions are made, please contact MedSFLA for more information). Selected Fellows will participate in a week-long didactic lecture series at Princeton University presented by top medical professionals, researchers, and philosophy experts. Transportation, food and lodging costs for the week-long course are be provided.
Following the week-long didactic lecture series, each student will complete a 4- week externship in their related fields that meets the program qualifications. Fellows will receive a stipend to offset living expenses incurred during the externship. At the end of the 4-week externship, students will gather again for a research conference to present a translational bioethics research paper created during their externship under their respective mentor. Externs will be coached to prepare manuscripts for a peer-reviewed medical journal publication.
Qualified rotations include those which: (1) are with a board-certified medical professional or researcher with appropriate credentials in good standing, (2) are with mentors accepted as Externship Mentors by the MedSFLA program, (3) allow students to produce and present a research paper at the closing research conference. (4) participate as a volunteer at a local pregnancy resource center.
1st Application Step: Students must submit a cover letter and CV no later than January 25th to the Admissions Board Liaison. If you are selected as a potential candidate a tentative acceptance letter, approved Externship Mentors list to choose from the mentors they wish to study under, and a formal application will be provided.
2nd Application Step: Students must submit their completed application forms (along with externship mentor selections) to the Admissions Board Liaison by January 29th. Students will be notified of final decisions by January 31st. After a final decision has been reached, a formal acceptance letter will be issued.