CAMP 2018 participants with mentors Ashley Hite and Emeka Okafor, MS4s
2018 CAMP participants with mentors Ashley Hite, MD '19 and Emeka Okafor, MD '19

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Pipeline Programs

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is home to a variety of pipeline programs that prepare and inspire talented high school and college students to pursue careers in medicine and in health-related research.

Program Outcomes
PSOMER and CAMP participants have gone on to attend medical school at institutions such as: Baylor University, Emory University, Indiana University, Loyola University, Meharry Medical College, The University of Chicago, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, Wright State University.

Program Contacts
Nikeela Oliver, Multicultural Affairs Administrator
Walter Parrish III, MSEd, Director of Multicultural Affairs

Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP) I is a six-week commuter program for undergraduate students who have completed the freshman or sophomore year in college, or who are graduating from high school in the spring of 2018 and have been accepted into college in the fall of 2018. CAMP helps students build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a premedical program.

Eligibility and Prerequisites
Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.
Ideal candidates should -

  1. Be a rising college freshmen, sophomore, or junior;
  2. Be enrolled in or have successfully completed an AP or collegiate-level biology, chemistry, and/or physics course; 
  3. Have a firm interest in medicine and healthcare; and
  4. Be in excellent academic standing at their home institution

Program Structure
Students will engage in group learning and team building projects; attend interactive lecture University of Chicago faculty; participate in clinical shadowing opportunities with physicians mentors; engagement in service with local community organizations; and receive pre-medical advising and mentorship. 

Program Dates

  • Application Opens: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Program Dates: Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, August 9, 2019

Program Information

  • Location: Hyde Park campus in Chicago, IL
  • Academic credit: Not provided.
  • Daily transportation: We will provide a Ventra card with $150 credit on the first day of the program to access CTA. The University provides free daytime shuttle service around the campus areas and portions of the neighboring communities. To ride shuttles, all passengers must present their UChicago Medical Center ID.  
  • Health Insurance: Not provided. Students must submit proof of health insurance for participation.
  • Stipend: Students who successfully matriculate and complete the program will receive a total stipend of $2,400.
  • Housing: Not provided for CAMP I or II students. Students are expected to secure their own housing and should report their summer address to the program administrator.

To apply to CAMP I, follow the steps below

We are no longer accepting materials at this time. Applications for Summer 2020 will be available in November

Complete applications include the following - 

  • Submitted and completed the online application.
  • Recommendation letters from faculty and mentors. After you complete the online application, you will be required to have at least two (2) and no more than three (3) indiviuals familiar with your interest in medicnie or clinical research to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    • All letters must be on official school/organization letterhead and submitted to Nikki Oliver (noliver2@bsd.uchicago.edu) by the application deadline. 
  • Official transcripts may be requested and should be sent directly by your institution.
  • Participants in CAMP will need to reside locally in Chicago during the program. Housing is not provided. As a result, you must disclose your local address and contacts within your completed application.

 

Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP) II is an eight-week research, education, and mentoring experience for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in college. Students participate in either basic science or clinical research projects during the program, which concludes with a research presentation forum.

Eligibility and Prerequisites
Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.
Ideal candidates should -

  1. Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior
  2. Have successfully completed a collegiate level biology, chemistry, and/or physics course;
  3. Have exposure to clinical or basic research in the sciences;
  4. Have a firm interest in medicine and healthcare; and
  5. Be in excellent academic standing at their home institution

Program Structure
Student will create mentor relationships with faculty, clinical lab staff, and medical school administrators; be engaged during weekly cluster group meetings; hone and improve research and presentation skills; and receive pre-medical advising and MCAT preparation.

Program Dates

  • Application Opens: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Program Dates: Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, August 9, 2019

Program Information

  • Location: Hyde Park campus in Chicago, IL
  • Academic credit: Not provided.
  • Daily transportation: We will provide a Ventra card with $150 credit on the first day of the program to access CTA. The University provides free daytime shuttle service around the campus areas and portions of the neighboring communities. To ride shuttles, all passengers must present their UChicago Medical Center ID.  
  • Health Insurance: Not provided. Students must submit proof of health insurance for participation.
  • Stipend: Students who successfully matriculate and complete the program will receive a total stipend of $2,400.
  • Housing: Not provided for CAMP I or II students. Students are expected to secure their own housing and should report their summer address to the program administrator.

To apply to CAMP II, follow the steps below

We are no longer accepting materials at this time. Applications for Summer 2020 will be available in November

Complete applications include the following - 

  • Complete and submit the online application.
  • Recommendation letters from faculty and mentors. After you complete the online application, you will be required to have at least two (2) and no more than three (3) indiviuals familiar with your interest in medicnie or clinical research to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    • All letters must be on official school/organization letterhead and submitted to Nikki Oliver (noliver2@bsd.uchicago.edu) by the application deadline. 
  • Official transcripts may be requested and should be sent directly by your institution.
  • Participants in CAMP will need to reside locally in Chicago during the program. Housing is not provided. As a result, you must disclose your local address and contacts within your completed application.

Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) is an eight-week residential research, education, and mentoring experience at the University of Chicago. Participants in the program are rising college seniors or students rising into a post baccalaureate program. 

Eligibility and Prerequisites
Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine. Due to the nature of the NIH grant that supports PSOMER, participants cannot be appointed to another NIH training award (such as a T32 or an individual F series fellowship) or supported by a federal research grant during the program period. 

Ideal candidates should -

  1. Be a junior, senior, or rising post-baccalaureate student
  2. Have successfully completed intermediate- or advanced-level biology, chemistry, and/or physics courses;
  3. Have exposure to clinical or basic research in the sciences;
  4. Have a firm interest in medicine and healthcare; and
  5. Be in excellent academic standing at their home institution

Program Structure
Students will participate in either basic science laboratories or clinical research projects throughout the duration of the program.  The program concludes with a mandatory research presentation forum at the end of the summer. Weekly cluster groups will support the laboratory research work of each participant. These groups will explore medical and research ethics, health care disparities, statistics and research tools. Students will also receive mentorship and guidance from Pritzker Medical School students and staff. This includes advising sessions with Pritzker admissions officers and social events with Pritzker and University of Chicago summer research program students.
Participants will live on campus at the University of Chicago for the 8 week experience in order to foster the same sense of community and cooperative learning that exists among our medical school students. Participants will not be permitted to work part-time jobs, take any additional classes during the program, or be involved in any formal or informal MCAT or application preparation process for medical school during the program. There will be considerable lab work to conduct and out-of-lab/classwork to prepare.

Program Dates

  • Application Opens: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Program Dates: Monday, June 17 - Friday, August 9, 2019

Program Information

  • Location: Hyde Park campus in Chicago, IL
  • Academic credit: Not provided.
  • Housing: Students selected to participate in the program will be providing free housing in Max Palevsky Residential Commons for the duration of the program. 
  • Health Insurance: Will be provided for PSOMER students.
  • Stipend: Students who successfully matriculate and complete the program will receive a total stipend of $3,200. Additionally, each PSOMER student will also be provided with Maroon Dollars for food/drink at locations throughout our campus.

To apply to PSOMER, follow the steps below

We are no longer accepting materials at this time. Applications for Summer 2020 will be available in November

Complete applications include the following - 

  • Submitted and completed the online application.
  • Recommendation letters from faculty and mentors. After you complete the online application, you will be required to have at least two (2) and no more than three (3) indiviuals familiar with your interest in medicnie or clinical research to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    • All letters must be on official school/organization letterhead and submitted to Nikki Oliver (noliver2@bsd.uchicago.edu) by the application deadline. 
  • Official transcripts may be requested and should be sent directly by your institution.
  • Participants in CAMP will need to reside locally in Chicago during the program. Housing is not provided. As a result, you must disclose your local address and contacts within your completed application.

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