We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019 Application. Please check back in October 2019 for application details for URI Program Summer 2020.
- A completed online URI Application Form (including a short essay, uploading your resume and transcript).
- After you complete the Application Form, the final piece of your URI application is two recommendations of your work. Recommenders can be a professor, GSA, program director, advisor or high school counselor who knows your work. At least one should be a UC Berkeley professor or GSA. Applicants will send the Recommendation Form link to two recommenders and make sure each completes the online form.
Who is this program for?
Students should be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the fall of 2019 at UC Berkeley. You should be planning to attend medical school after graduation.
We are particularly interested in the following applicants: diverse backgrounds; premed; 1st generation to go to college; no doctors in family or limited access to medical field mentoring; students with DACA status; LGBTQ students.
U.S. international students are not eligible to apply. No research experience necessary.
The summer research internships will be 8 weeks in length, 20 hours a week, and will be based with a faculty member in the departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Medicine or Pediatrics. A $3,000 stipend will be provided. Additionally there will be unpaid clinical shadowing opportunities at UCSF and Kaiser Oakland and 5 hours a week of didactics.
Two completed recommendation forms from a professor, GSA, program director, advisor or high school counselor. We also require a resume and a transcript (informal transcript from BearFacts is alright).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT URI
1. What kind of research opportunities will there be for the summer?
There are both clinical and basic research opportunities available at various sites e.g. Mission Bay and Kaiser Foundation in Oakland.