Funding is available for full-time (leave term) and part-time (residence term) research through a variety of UGAR programs.
Dartmouth Student Organizations
Minority Association of Pre-Health Professionals (MAPS)
The purpose of MAPS is to provide under-represented pre-health students with knowledge, skills and experiences that are both prerequisite to and affiliated with becoming a professional in health care fields. MAPS is affiliated with the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), which is a medical school organization dedicated to people of color and underserved communities, to offer guidance and support to undergraduate students in pursuing a career in medicine. SNMA members work with MAPS members to advise them about the medical school application process, the medical school admissions test (MCAT), and to serve as mentors to help them successfully matriculate to medical school. Blitz "MAPS" for more information or to join.
The aim is to recruit and retain minority students in science at Dartmouth College with a long-term goal of increasing the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Blitz "NSBE" for more information or to join.
The AISES mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines. Blitz "AISES" for more information or to join.
The NSS serves all students interested in the health professions. As there is no "pre-health" major at Dartmouth, NSS serves as the central organizing locus for all extracurricular activities related to health and for advice concerning the Dartmouth curriculum. Their website provides information for pre-medical students, including news on Society activities, the physician shadowing program, volunteer, research, and internship opportunities, curricular planning and medical school applications, the MCAT exam, and links to other medicine-related Web sites. For information and to join, see the NSS website.
Eight to ten week summer internship under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor. The program is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
Ten-week summer research opportunities. The program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering. Participants receive stipends, and additional housing and travel support may be provided.
Eight-week summer program that includes lab and research experiences, didactic science lectures, professional development, mentoring, and networking. The program is intended for rising juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in the behavioral, social and economic sciences.
The aim of the fellowship is to advance social justice through health care advocacy by focusing particularly on the unique challenges facing communities of color. This fellowship, established to honor the memory of the late Senator Paul D. Wellstone, intends to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The ideal candidate must demonstrate an interest in health care policy and racial/ethnic health disparities, as well as displaying the potential to contribute to social justice work after their year of hands-on experience as a fellow.
The Fellowship was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA. Villers Fellows work in the health policy department and assist the organization's efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, Villers Fellows will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates. In creating the fellowship, Mr. Villers aspired to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for health care justice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following their year as a fellow. Additionally, in order to encourage the development of future leaders, Villers Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers.
The objective of the PREP is to provide individuals from underrepresented groups who have recently obtained their baccalaureate degrees with additional extensive academic enhancements and research experiences. This will strengthen their candidacy for admission to the nation's strongest Ph.D. programs, and prepare them to earn Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences. PREP directors will match students with faculty mentors whose labs are doing research of interest to them. All admitted students receive a full tuition scholarship, salary ($21,000), and benefits including health and dental insurance. In addition to research, PREP students have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities designed to help prepare them for graduate school applications.