Download Application | Deadline: February 8, 2013 5:00pm
The Psychiatry Summer Training and Research (P-STAR) program offers undergraduates interested in Behavioral and Biological Sciences the opportunity to work for ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Through one-on-one work with a faculty mentor, students gain hands-on experience in academic research and clinical environments. To provide in-depth exposure to Translational Psychiatry, especially that on schizphrenia and related disorders, we will have students work in both a laboratory setting and in clinical rotations.
Our program is designed to expose undergraduate students to a broad range of research and psychiatric care. Highly competitive applicants will be considered for this program. Students should be able to demonstrate academic achievement, relevant career objectives and personal motivation for research.
P-STAR students are presented with the unique opportunity to discover the comprehensive approach of Johns Hopkins University. Students will have the ability to participate in many activities such as shadowing physicians at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry Outpatient clinic and attending clinical teaching rounds on the hospital Inpatient units. Students will also participate in research seminars, weekly-journal clubs, and personal lunchtime discussions with doctors involved in cutting-edge research. [More Details]
Our P-STAR program is one of a kind, allowing students to experience both clinical psychiatry and basic neuroscience research simultaneously. Program participants will be expected to present their findings and experiences at the conclusion of the summer in a structured Power point presentation. P-STAR students are also invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center annual and national symposium to gain further exposure to ongoing Schizophrenia research, and to network with science professionals in the field.
Our program is funded by the NIH (P50 Silvio O. Conte Center grant: Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D., Director), and offers students a $3,500 stipend for participation. Travel costs may be subsidized on a case-by-case basis. Housing on the Homewood Campus is available for interested students.
May 28, 2013 - August 2, 2013. Students are bound to a ten week commitment, and are expected to participate full time, 40 hours per week, for the duration of the program.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Psychiatry Summer Training and Research (P-STAR) program.
February 08, 2013, 5:00pm
- Rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in Brain Sciences.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, or a permanent resident.
- Must be 18 years of age as of May 28, 2013.
- Must have proof of health insurance available.
Criteria for Selection
- Application: Please answer the following questions thoroughly in Word document and attach to this application form. (500 words or less for each question)
1. What are your interests in the field? Please include relevant work/internship, leadership and/or academic experience.
2. What will you contribute to our team? What do you hope to gain through your participation in our Psychiatry Summer Training and Research Program (P-STAR)?
- Official Transcript (*Transcripts must be mailed to the addess below from your school directly)
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Onsite or Phone/Skype interview
Please send completed applications to JHSZC@jhmi.edu, along with all necessary supplemental documents, by February 08, 2013.
Alternatively, completed applications may be mailed to the following address:
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Attn: P-STAR Committee
600 North Wolfe Street / Meyer 3-166
Baltimore, Maryland 21287-7364
All mailings must be post marked by February 08, 2013.
You will be notified of the decision by the end of March.
Questions or comments? Please e-mail JHSZC@jhmi.edu.