Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Comprehensive Transplant Center

CTC Summer Student Immersion Program

The Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC) and Northwestern University Collaborative in Transplant-Related Immunology and Biomedical Engineering (NUCTRIBE) within the Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) offer an unpaid summer immersion program to students who are interested in transplant research. This program runs from June to August and during this experience students will:

Every student is given a succinct project and assigned a mentor for the summer. The first week, all students will learn to navigate PubMed searches, EndNote and will receive a basic understanding of transplantation. During their second week, students will start focusing on the topic of their research project through reading and face-to-face teaching with their mentor.

Students and mentors create project schedules and will check in at least once a week. There will be approximately 3-4 lectures weekly from transplant clinicians on topics relevant to transplantation. 

With proper approval, the undergraduate & medical students students will have the additional opportunity to observe a surgery, an outpatient clinic and a multi-disciplinary morning rounds conference. 

We encourage College and Medical School students from different institutions to apply. We also encourage minority and students with disabilities to apply.

Program Dates are May 25– July 17, 2020 -  the application is now closed for Summer 2020.

We intend to post applications in the fall for a return of early January. Interviews and selection will occur in January and February. Students will be asked to confirm participation and begin the onboarding process shortly after. This is an unpaid internship does not offer travel reimbursement.