Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers college students the unique opportunity to work in a research laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. SURP is national in scope: approximately 40 students from all over the country participate each year. These students arrive at Einstein in mid-June and spend nine weeks in a laboratory in one of ten basic science departments. Students receive a faculty list from which they can choose a laboratory where they will conduct their research. The students' choice is then reviewed by the faculty member. Most successful applicants have completed their junior year of undergraduate training and have a strong background related to biomedical research, such as biology, biochemistry, or chemistry. In addition to participating in an original research project, students take part in a series of lectures and a career opportunity day. At the end of the summer experience, each student presents a formal paper describing the progress of their research. Participants receive a generous stipend and free housing.