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The nation’s need for well-trained physicians and biomedical researchers is greater than ever. MCW-Milwaukee invites you to explore your interests in biomedical sciences through a summer training experience as a research intern. THE SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE DSHREP is a competitive program designed to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in biomedical science, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, underrepresented cultural and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities. Our target ethnic groups are: African Americans, MexicanAmericans, Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives), Hmong and mainland Puerto Ricans. Qualified diverse students who are accepted into the program are “matched” with an established faculty investigator(s) to participate in a research project(s) addressing the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematological diseases. | 414.955.8735 |




As the Associate Dean for Student Affairs/Diversity, I am passionate about education and my work gives me the chance to couple that passion with my personal conviction of supporting students who are underrepresented in medicine with the opportunity to realize their dreams as physicians and biomedical researchers. MCW provides a supportive environment in which students are mentored and challenged during their summer experience. Our office is here to help ensure your successful growth and development. Devotion to our students. Exceptional education and clinical development. Passionate faculty and researchers. Compassionate clinical care and dedication to the health of the community – this is the Medical College of Wisconsin. I invite you to discover more about our summer enrichment programs and consider applying.

Dawn S. Bragg PhD Dawn S. Bragg, PhD.

Associate Dean, Student Affairs/Diversity Associate Professor, Pediatric - Medical Education

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LEARN. LIVE. CARE. CURE. PROGRAM BENEFITS During this ten-week program, you will have the opportunity to: • Be an active member of a research team • Explore career opportunities in research and health professions • Benefit from a stimulating environment of education and mentoring • Attend weekly lecture seminars on cutting edge topics • Understand the educational pathways that lead to your chosen health profession

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Attendance is mandatory at all seminars and training activities. Each research intern is required to provide an abstract of their project and present a 10-minute oral presentation at the conclusion of the program. Research interns must comply with MCW policies and rules of conduct regarding workplace and personal behavior, conduct of research, patient privacy and housing.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM (ENVIR) Select students who demonstrate an interest in environmental research will be offered acceptance into the ENVIR program. Students selected for this program will follow the basic structure of the DSHREP program. | 414.955.8735 |

SALARY, LIVING & TRAVEL DSHREP is supported through an R25 research education grant funded by National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), an agency of National Institutes of Health (NIH). Fellows are paid a salary of $10.00 per hour based on a 40 hour work week (students are not eligible for holiday pay or overtime). All laboratory expenses are covered. Housing accommodations are arranged for research fellows whose permanent address is outside of Milwaukee County. Fellows share an apartment suite with cooking facilities. Travel expenses to and from Milwaukee are available to those who do not reside within Wisconsin. Research fellows will be able to participate in various social mixers (e.g., cookout, receptions), take advantage of the City of Festivals and visit local attractions. Please note: salary, travel expenses and housing expenses may be subject to Federal, State, Social Security, and Medicare taxes based on your completed W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURE Interested in applying to DSHREP? Please complete the following steps.

Please visit our website for the deadline date. Diversity-Programs.htm

Complete online application. Submit official college transcript in sealed envelope via US mail to: Medical College of Wisconsin Office of Student Affairs/Diversity Attn: Program Manager 8701 Watertown Plank Road Milwaukee, WI 53226

Submit two (2) Science-related electronic recommendations. You will receive an email link to be forwarded to your recommenders to complete the process. Mailed recommendations are not accepted.

Be available for the entire duration of the ten-week program. Commitment is an estimated 40 hours per week.

Incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration. NO applications are accepted beyond the deadline.

Competitive Program • Apply Early! | 414.955.8735 |

There are sessions that help students improve personally, professionally, financially, and intellectually. - Program Participant

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Excellent faculty committed to teaching the students about their work in the lab. - Program Participant | 414.955.8735 |

I was provided with resources to create shadowing opportunities for myself. - Program Participant


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It was a great opportunity for all of us to get to see a wide range of professionals of color, whether we were listening to physicians or bankers. As a diversity program, it is vital for us to see minorities in these roles. - Program Participant

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HOW DO I QUALIFY? To be eligible, undergraduate and graduate students must meet the following criteria: • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident • Be from an ethnically, economically and/or educationally disadvantaged background • Have a strong science and math GPA, at least 3.4 • Have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university, or attending a junior community college and enrolled in at least three courses per academic term • Show proof of health insurance prior to the start of the program • Must have Skype account for interview

PLEASE NOTE: Children of MCW faculty and staff are not eligible to apply for summer enrichment programs.

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CONTACT INFORMATION Medical College of Wisconsin Office of Student Affairs/Diversity 8701 Watertown Plank Road Milwaukee, WI 53226 Phone: 414.955.8735 Fax: 414.955.0129


Diversity Summer Health-Related Education Program 2017  

DSHREP Program for the Medical College of Wisconsin

Diversity Summer Health-Related Education Program 2017  

DSHREP Program for the Medical College of Wisconsin