Undergraduate Research involves providing access to quality laboratories so that participating undergraduates become invested in their research and a career including research. The Undergraduate Scholars Program involves a two year commitment to undertake approximately twenty hours/week research in a Hunter College lab. The program provides a monthly stipend, and funds to attend a national or international scientific conference. Scholars present their research in the form of a talk to the Biology Department early in September, and as a poster or ten minute talk during the yearly Undergraduate Research Conference at Hunter College. In addition, they collectively meet every three weeks with the program director to go over their accomplishments, problems, etc.
Out of a total of 28 students who participated in the Undergraduate Scholars Program, 12 have completed, or are in PhD programs, 2 are in MD/PhD programs, 8 have either completed or are in MD programs, 1 is in a DVM/PhD program, 2 have taken gap years, are working in research labs, and will be applying for PhD's, 1 will be graduating this Spring, is waiting to hear from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University PhD program, and has been accepted to the MSc in Epidemiology program at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and 2 left the program.Application