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2020 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Summer Psychiatry Research Fellowship for Underrepresented Medical Students

The UCSD Psychiatry Research Residency Track will sponsor two paid 2020 Summer Psychiatry Research Fellows for an outstanding 12-week laboratory or clinical research experience in Psychiatry. Fellows will work directly with one Faculty Mentor and laboratory, to complete a specific summer-appropriate research project.

Successful applicants must be currently enrolled as first-year medical student at a U.S. medical school, and must belong to an NIH-defined underrepresented group*. In addition to an in-depth laboratory experience, Fellows will attend one weekly lecture and sponsored lunch.

Summer Research Fellows will be provided with round-trip airfare, UCSD campus housing and a $2500 stipend. Housing will be located on the UCSD campus in scenic La Jolla, California!

If you are an interested candidate, please submit before March 1, 2020:

1. Your Curriculum Vita
2. A brief (1-2 paragraph) cover letter describing your career goals in Psychiatry
3. The names and contact info for two individuals to serve as references

Please submit these materials to:

Neal R. Swerdlow, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Psychiatry Research Residency Track

* Specific information regarding 3 NIH-defined underrepresented groups (1. individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, 2. individuals with disabilities and 3. individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds) can be found under “Section IV. Diversity Recruitment and Retention Plan,” at

The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands.