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The mission of the MD Anderson Summer Experience Program is to eliminate cancer, through training of high School, undergraduates and first year medical students to make a lasting impact on training the next generation of scientist and physicians through research and education.

The MD Anderson Summer Experience is an umbrella program that comprises 18 summer academic programs at MD Anderson.

The summer research program is an 8-10 week program that offers hands-on experience in biomedical, translational or clinical research. In this program, students are matched with a mentor from MD Anderson’s research or clinical faculty. Participants work alongside the mentor in a lab or clinic, on projects designed by faculty to reflect current research. Workshops and lectures provide opportunities to connect with faculty, residents, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and other participants. Through the program, students assess goals related to careers in oncology research and patient care. The program culminates with a symposium in which participants present talks and posters on their research projects to peers and faculty.



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2021 Summer Experience Program Abstracts