UVA Summer Medical Leadership Program - Summer '18
The UVA Summer Medical Leadership Program (SMLP) is an intensive six-week residential summer medical academic enrichment program for 30 undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine, and chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants. The number one goal is to expose participants to the "real world of medicine" to prepare them not only for admission to medical school, but to assume future leadership positions in the medical / biomedical field. Students are housed at no charge on campus, as well as receive a stipend of $600 to cover basic living expenses.
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until April 15, 2018.
- Undergraduate college students
- U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
- Come from a disadvantaged background (i.e. economically disadvantaged background, racial and ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented in medicine, or from parts of the country such as rural areas where residents have been historically underrepresented in medicine, first generation college student, meet the American with Disabilities Act requirements, and/or identify as LGBTQIA)
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Strong personal statement and 2 letters of recommendation
- Demonstration of serious interest in a medical career
- Note: preference given to veterans, surviving spouses, or children of a veteran killed in the line of duty