Wilmer Summer Research Scholars Program

Victor Cox and Pradeep Ramulu

The Wilmer Eye Institute is delighted to invite all students attending LCME or COCA accredited medical schools to apply for a summer research elective between the first and second year of medical school. Those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds or from medical schools without home ophthalmology programs are encouraged to apply. The program will be offered to six students for the summer of 2024 (8-9 weeks duration) and will be based at the main Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Our department will provide a stipend of $3,000 to offset the cost of travel and lodging.

Students will be paired with a faculty mentor in the division of corneaoculoplasticsretina, or glaucoma. Upon completion of the program, students will be encouraged to submit an abstract to a national meeting and submit work for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Students will also have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in ophthalmology and attend weekly Grand Rounds, conferences, and resident didactics.

To Apply

The program is open to all medical students who have successfully completed their first year of medical school. We greatly encourage students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds or medical schools without home ophthalmology programs to apply.

Please submit your application at this link.

The following items and information will be required to apply:

  • Whether or not your home institution has an ophthalmology program
  • One brief paragraph stating why you are interested in this program and previous exposure to research and/or ophthalmology
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate GPA and MCAT score
  • Dates of availability for the summer
  • One letter of recommendation

Letters must be emailed directly from references to Irene Catterson ([email protected]).

The deadline to submit all materials is January 16, 2024 and students will be informed of application status by February 5, 2024.

Please email Irene Catterson ([email protected]) with any additional questions or concerns.