University of Missouri School of Medicine MU Health School of Medicine

Summer Fellowships

The School of Medicine offers six Summer Fellowships for MU's first-year medical students. Research, clinical and international opportunities are available. Depending on the program, the fellowships last from four-to-eight weeks. Enrollments are competitive and limited. In order to be considered you must submit a cover sheet, application(s) and all necessary paperwork by Friday, January 27, 2017.

All students will be notified of their summer placement by Wednesday, March 17, 2017.

Download a cover sheet

Several of these programs require a curriculum vitae. Download a sample curriculum vitae here.

MU medical students have MU liability coverage for educational activities while registered in courses that are officially recognized by the medical school as training experiences. Specifics are on file for review in associate dean for student affairs office. This includes the summer fellowship courses without credit. This coverage is only provided for international courses within countries that were non-communist in 1973. For example, activities in the Soviet Union, Cuba, East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, North Korea, Communist China, Tibet and North Vietnam were not covered when the current plan was written and the plan has not yet been updated. Also, an international claim must be made and brought in the United States to be covered.

17 Summer Programs Process

Students will submit their cover sheet, application(s), and other requested material to Christy Old in the Office of Medical Education (OME). On the cover sheet, the student should indicate which program(s) they are applying to. If applying to more than one program the programs should be ranked numerically by preference (1= most preferred). Dates and details follow.

Summer Programs available, with stipend and number of available slots:

ProgramsStipendAvailable Slots
Springfield Summer Clinical Experience $1,000 8
Orientation/White Coat $1,200 2-3
High School Mini Med School $2,000 7
Department of Medicine Summer Externship $1,000 unspecified
AHEC Community Program Up to $2,000 (dependent upon length) unspecified
Summer Research Program $2,000 (plus $100 for poster costs) unspecified
  • January 4, 2017 -- M1 Class Meeting, noon, S255
  • January 27, 2017 -- Deadline for Students to submit applications to OME
    • Students select their FIRST choice
    • Students may indicate other choices
  • March 3, 2017 -- Deadline for programs to notify OME of selected students
  • March 17, 2017 -- Programs notify students of placement. Those students who do not have placement can apply for openings. If student has previously designated a #2 choice and this program has openings, the application will be forwarded to the #2 program.
  • March 24, 2017 -- Deadline for students who don't have a placement to submit application.
  • April 3, 2017 -- All students will have been notified of decisions for summer programs.


  • Only one program will be awarded per medical student.
  • Only University of Missouri - Columbia students are eligible to apply for the above programs.
Printer Friendly Secure      
Follow us on Twitter!   Facebook   YouTube Videos   Instagram   Pinterest  
Website created and maintained by the Office of Communications. Contact the MU School of Medicine.
Revised: May 22, 2013 - Copyright © 2014 - Curators of the University of Missouri. All rights reserved. DMCA and
other copyright information. An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.