Maximizing ACCESS TO RESEARCH CAREERS (MARC) Program
The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program at UC San Diego was established in 2023 and is funded by the National Institutes of Health General Medical Sciences. MARC's mission is to motivate, train and mentor students from disadvantaged social and economic backgrounds and traditionally underrepresented in the sciences as well as students with disabilities, to become future scientists. The final objective of MARC is that participants enroll in a national Ph.D. program.
MARC replaces the former Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program, originally founded in 2008.
PATHWAYS TO Careers in HEALTH SCIENCES
This program is directed at
students from disadvantaged social and economic backgrounds, students from
ethnic groups that are underrepresented in science/medicine, and students with
disabilities who want to continue with careers in health sciences, including medical and pharmacy school as well as other disciplines. The main objective of PATHWAYS is to engage these students in active research projects, which is a key
component for a successful school application. In addition,
participants are provided with opportunities for medically related experiences
such as physician shadowing and internships. Participants are assisted in the
preparation of strong school applications. Students initially
participate in a basic training laboratory (BMTL) directed at teaching the
necessary basic skills to participate successfully in a research project. The
BMTL is followed by joining a research group to get involved in a project under
the mentorship of an internationally recognized investigator. In addition, participants will have access to a clinical mentor.
Interested participants, please
contact Tam Nguyen
Barbara Rho (firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin America-UC San Diego Science ConnectLatin America-UC San Diego Science Connect
is an exchange program that aims to foster scientific collaborations by matching MS and PhD students from Latin and South America with faculty sponsors at UC San Diego for 3-month (minimum) research experiences. Science Connect participants enjoy the unique opportunity to live, work, and share in the cultural diversity of a new country while, in turn, sharing their own knowledge and experiences with their hosts.