Akron Children's Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute offers college students opportunities to gain experience in clinical and quality improvement research in northeast Ohio’s largest pediatric hospital.
Summer scholars work closely with mentors (physicians or other healthcare practitioners) in one of several pediatric medical specialties. Mentors help scholars define the project that will become the focus of their summer research efforts.
Research professionals from the research institute offer additional training, guidance and support.
Research projects may focus on:
Summer scholars also have opportunities to observe bedside patient care by shadowing medical and surgical teams interacting with patients and colleagues. Lectures and classroom activities will provide additional familiarity with the environment of a large pediatric hospital.
At the program’s conclusion, summer scholars present their research findings to the medical staff members, researchers, invited guests and their peers.
A stipend towards college scholarships or tuition is awarded on behalf of participating students. Prior research experience is not required.
Applications for the Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program are accepted in October.
October 1 to November 13, 2015
Program applications accepted
Invitations for personal interviews
December 14 to January 15
Personal interviews with selected candidates at Akron Children’s Hospital
February 15, 2015
Notification of decision sent to all applicants
March 21 to May 6
Participants complete Volunteer Services administrative requirements
Program Orientation Day
Students present research findings and graduation
Note: Summer scholars are responsible for obtaining appropriate housing accommodations.
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