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Native OKStars Summer Research Program

 Native OKStars Summer Research Program


Program Information

The Native Oklahoma Science Training and Research Students program is designed to encourage American Indian students, in their junior or senior year, to pursue a career in the medical field and contains a cultural component from the Office for American Indians in Medicine and Science.

 

Native OKStars 2020 has been canceled due to Covid-19. We look forward to resuming in 2021. Please email okstars@okstate.edu if you have any further questions.

 

Program Benefits

  • Participate in a research atmosphere that is usually reserved for graduate students
  • Work with a Native American faculty mentor and medical student mentor
  • Learn about the various paths to medical school and careers in STEM
  • Participate in Research Day at OSU Center for Health Sciences.

 

Program Dates

June 3 to July 15, 2020.

 

Application Process

  • Fill out the online application
  • Request a current high school transcript be submitted to okstars@okstate.edu

Application deadline is April 17

 

Contact 

For more information contact us at okstars@okstate.edu

 

Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements -

Students applying to the NativeOKStars Summer Research Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA in a rigorous high school curriculum
  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Meet any other requirements are listed on the application form

Research Focus Areas -

  • Forensic Sciences: DNA/Biology, Toxicology, Psychology
  • Biomedical Sciences: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Data Mining: Statistics, Data Analytics and Innovation, Rural Health Trends
  • Athletic Training

Application Decision -

All applications will be reviewed by an OSU Center for Health Sciences’ faculty selection committee, and decisions will be based on merit, taking into account all information provided by applicants. Decisions will be made by early May.

 

Participant Responsibilities -

The summer research experience is extensive and each scholar is expected to:

  • Participate between 25-30 hours per week (Monday through Friday) during the program duration.
  • Schedules can be flexible depending on the faculty and medical student mentor. Applicants should be aware of the requirements and time commitments.
  • Participants are required to attend weekly lunches and discussions. Details regarding lunches and discussions will be provided at orientation. 

Cost -

All program fees will be covered by OSU Center for Health Sciences at no cost to the student.

 

Housing and Transportation -

Housing and transportation are not provided.  

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