The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is for: . Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only. . Underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged backgrounds . US Citizens/Permanent Residents . Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college. If you have any further questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact me. Take care, Ruthie  Dear Pre-Health Advisors, I am pleased to once again bring to your attention an excellent summer program for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree. Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City for Pre-MD/PhD Students * Ideal for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree (this program is run by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program). * 10 weeks of independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center or The Rockefeller University (all in NYC). * Present & participate in weekly journal clubs * Scrub into surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital. * Give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family (who are flown in for the event), friends and colleagues. * Receive on going mentorship by your “Big Sib” (a current MD-PhD student), as well as weekly meetings with the Program’s leadership. * Receive a stipend of $4,300 (minus the cost of housing). * Gateways alumni are accepted and matriculate in the top MD-PhD Programs in the country! For further information (including eligibility) and an on-line application, please visit our website http://weill.cornell.edu/mdphd/summerprogram/ : Please note, our application deadline is February 1, 2013. **********PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENTS TO CHECK THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. ******************* If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Ruth Gotian Ruth Gotian, M.S. Administrative Director Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program 1300 York Avenue, Suite C-103 New York, NY 10065-4805 phone: 212-746-6023 fax: 212-746-8678 www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd This information, transmitted from Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program is intended only for the person or entity named above, and may contain legally confidential and/or privileged material. Any forwarding, copying, disclosure, distribution, or other use of this information by any person is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, any review or taking of any action in reliance upon this information is strictly prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from all computers. Thank You.