Program Overview

The program runs from June 6 to August 12, 2016. Interns will receive a $4,000 stipend. Free housing is available at the University of Pennsylvania dorms. Need-based travel awards may be requested and will be distributed based on availability.

Research Experience

  • Train full-time under the direct supervision of a mentor responsible for the lab or research group to learn research design, techniques and analysis
  • Opportunities in basic, translational, clinical, and behavioral research are available
  • Complete and present an independent research project
  • Several clinical shadowing opportunities in the Hospital

Professional Development

  • Weekly luncheons with all CRISSP interns and participating faculty
  • Weekly Summer Scientific Research Colloquium focused on broad career exposure
  • Completion of an Individual Development Plan to identify program goals
  • Conduct at least three informational interviews for educational and career advice
  • Opportunity to mentor high school students interested in research
  • Social and educational programming with fellow students and researchers throughout CHOP

Formal Training

  • Mentoring in academic research
  • Human subject protections
  • Care and use of animals in research
  • Laboratory safety
  • Responsible conduct of research
Successful CRISSP scholars at commencement ceremony

“CRISSP does a remarkable job in exposing interns to research and opportunities to develop professionally.”

CRISSP Alumni

Sample Schedule

Week Event Title
WEEK 1
  • CRISSP Orientation
  • Opening Reception
  • CRISSP Lunch: Team Building and Individual Development Plans (IDP)
WEEK 2
  • Summer Scientific Research Colloquium: Session 1
  • CRISSP Breakfast: Student Mentor Training
WEEK 3
  • Summer Scientific Research Colloquium: Session 2
  • CRISSP Lunch: Students Describe Research/Collect IDP (1)
WEEK 4
  • Summer Scientific Research Colloquium: Session 3
  • Group social event
  • CRISSP Lunch: Students Describe Research (2)
  • STEM-PREP Mentoring Breakfast
WEEK 5
  • Summer Scientific Research Colloquium: Session 4
  • Clinical Talk: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
WEEK 6
  • Clinical Talk: Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
WEEK 7
  • Summer Scientific Research Colloquium: Session 5
  • CRISSP Lunch: Career Panel Discussion
  • STEM-PREP Mentoring Breakfast
  • Team social event
WEEK 8
  • Clinical Talk: Neurosurgery
  • Summer Scientific Research Colloquium: Session 6
  • CRISSP Lunch: Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
WEEK 9
  • Summer Scientific Research Colloquium: Session 7
  • CRISSP Lunch: Poster Practice Presentations – Clinical/Behavioral
  • CRISSP Lunch: Poster Practice Presentations – Translational
  • CRISSP Lunch: Poster Practice Presentations – Basic
WEEK 10
  • Poster Day
  • Awards and Reception