Summer Program

Summer Program

About the Access Summer Research Program

students The Access program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences.

Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.

In addition to the laboratory experience, students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities.


The program lasts 10 weeks during the summer. At the end of 10 weeks, a celebratory award ceremony is held in which students give oral presentations on their research.

Application Requirements


The Access Summer Research Program is open to underserved students who have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college. Applicants must be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

Financial Information

Each student receives a generous stipend of $3,000 and up to $300 for travel expenses. On-campus housing is provided free of charge to those who are not from the New York City area.

Other Information

Applicants must have individual medical insurance for the duration of the program.

Application Procedures

The application will be available in November.


Suzanne P. Baly
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Phone: 212-746-6565

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