Application typically opens in October or November for study in the following summer.
Can be used for
- Minorities underrepresented in the sciences as per the following NIH definition: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and rural Appalachians
- Must be available for orientation in New York the first week in June (costs covered by award)
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (including medical degree programs), or have graduated within 24 months of the start of the program
- Required to write a research report based on the international experience
The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students invites current undergraduate, master and doctoral degree students or recent graduates to apply for an exciting international exchange program. Interns will work on research projects under the guidance of prominent international scientists in one of six countries in Latin America, Europe or Africa. Before interns travel to their assigned countries, they receive training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where they learn about global health, how to develop career goals and how to write and publish research papers.
Our program emphasizes collaboration, cultural and scientific exchange, diversity, and a passion for medical sciences. We select candidates from all over the United States, from such diverse fields as medicine and science, anthropology, education, public health, social work, and laboratory professionals with backgrounds in areas such as cell and molecular biology.