About SRIP

Join us for the Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) at the University of Virginia School of Medicine for a ten-week research experience you’ll never forget!

Housing, roundtrip travel to Charlottesville, and generous financial support are provided to qualified undergraduate students who are considering a career in biomedical research.  The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their junior and senior years.

The goal of our program is to expose students to laboratory research while familiarizing them with the opportunities that exist for careers in the biomedical sciences.  Presentations by our faculty and panel discussions from our graduate students help SRIP interns successfully navigate the graduate school application process.  This ten-week research experience includes three major components:

The first, and most important, component of our program is an immersive, hands-on research experience.  Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, our students investigate current problems in biomedical research while learning about and applying contemporary research techniques.

The second component includes a Distinguished Lecturer Series presenting a wide variety of research and professional development topics through seminars presented by internationally recognized scientists.

The final component is a series of workshops designed to help students hone their skills in communicating their science to a variety of audiences.

Our inaugural program was held in the summer of 1992. The program hosts approximately 35 students each year.

The Summer Research Internship Program provides an outstanding environment to learn first hand about a career in biomedical research while preparing to succeed in gaining admission to graduate school. Many of our former SRIP participants have matriculated into M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. programs, including at UVa.