Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Program (SURF)


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2019 Pharmacology SURF Participants
Undergraduate students from Sonoma State University, San Diego City College, Pomona College, Westminster University, Notre Dame University and Rice University.

The Pharmacology Department at the UCSD School of Medicine offers an 8-week research-training program to undergraduates after their sophomore and junior years.

This program is specifically designed for students who are interested in a career in basic research and who are seriously considering Ph.D. training in the basic biomedical sciences. This program is not designed for pre-M.D. or pre-Pharm.D. students.

Approximately five to seven students are accepted into the SURF Program from a nationwide pool of applicants

SURF students are awarded:

  • A stipend of $3000
  • On-campus housing
  • Travel Allowance
  • Outstanding Research Opportunity (List of potential faculty lab/mentors)
  • GRE Preparation Course
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Opportunity to present research at the UCSD Summer Undergraduate Research Conference