UW Medicine Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program provides “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences.

The program is supported by NIH and private donors and provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences.

Participation includes:

  • $3200 stipend for university students/$2667 for high school students 18+
  • Eight week lab placement in one of our neuroscience labs
  • Weekly Neurological Surgery Grand Round lectures
  • Weekly Neuroscience Faculty lectures
  • Neurosurgery OR Observations
  • Student presentation on individual program focus

The program has hosted over 100 students from 67 different schools. Twenty-nine neurological surgery mentors have been involved and 30 faculty have given Friday lunch seminars. Sixteen of our clinical faculty have given shadowing opportunities for our students. Fifteen past students have been accepted into medical school or graduate programs in Neuroscience.

2018 Important Dates and eligibility information

To apply starting November 1, 2017 go to: https://depts.washington.edu/nsssp/ 

Applications due January 2, 2018, notifications by March 1

Program Dates – 8 weeks: June 18 – August 10, 2018

Presentations on August 10 – friends and family are invited

We actively encourage applications from students from under-represented groups and those of limited means.

You must be 18 years of age or older and either a US citizen or have permanent residency status

University undergraduate students may apply

High School students may apply if they are 18+ and either rising seniors or graduates accepted into college

You must have current immunizations and TB test results through the program end date

Out-of-area students will have housing stipends available but are responsible for meals & transportation

If you have an interest in applying, please contact:

Ellie Thorstad, Program Operations Specialist, Program Coordinator

ethors@uw.edu | 206-897-5732

James Pridgeon, MHA, Senior Lecturer, Program Administrator

pridgeon@uw.edu | 206-744-9358

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