The 2019 INSIGHT Summer Research Program has opened applications from undergraduate, graduate and first-year medical students looking for a hands-on, paid summer internship with injury research.
INSIGHT is an intensive eight-week program at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle, Washington with a focus on developing the next generation of injury researchers. Participants work with faculty mentors on a research project throughout the program, and projects in the past have covered a broad array of injury topics, including pediatrics. The summer culminates with a competitive research poster session where participants present their findings to physicians, researchers, medical professionals and members of the public. Participants also receive a stipend.
In addition to training and experience in research, the program includes clinical shadowing experiences, academic workshops, professional seminars, injury research presentations and field trips to some of the many medical facilities and resources in the Seattle area. Located on the Harborview Medical Center campus, the program brings participants together with top researchers in injury control and prevention.
- “A great environment for research.”
- “I loved hearing from a wide range of students/professionals. It really helped demonstrate the pipeline and get me thinking about future careers and ways to prepare and think about my education.”
- “This program has left a huge impact on me and has helped me grow so much as an aspiring doctor and as a person.”
- “I was privileged enough to be able to shadow at HMC, UWMC, and Children’s, and it was great to see the variability between these locations. I learned a lot about patient-physician interactions and am grateful to have met and interacted with attending physicians who cared enough to explain things to me and provide mentorship.”
- “I am happy to have found another great mentor”
Applications for undergraduate, graduate and medical students close Jan. 15, 2019, with acceptances expected in mid-March or earlier. Learn more and apply at the INSIGHT website.
The INSIGHT Summer Research Program is funded in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
The INSIGHT High School Program for high school students grades 10-12 will open for applications in early spring.