Ascension Providence Hospital Student Summer Biomedical Research Program

The Student Summer Program in Biomedical Research offered at Ascension Providence Hospital, Department of Biomedical Research, offers graduated senior high school students and college undergraduates the opportunity to learn research methods and to explore career opportunities in medicine. A total of twenty candidates will be selected for the program, which runs during the month of July each year.
Students will listen to a variety of lectures on various aspects of medicine, basic science and research methodology. They will interact with physicians from a variety of medical disciplines and learn about the everyday aspects of their specialty.  Students will also conduct literature searches and give a formal presentation on a relevant aspect of medicine or a disease.  The laboratory component of the class may consist of drawing blood and conducting various immunological tests on serum, learning the basic elements of physical diagnosis and conducting a patient history, laboratory animal dissection, human cadaveric dissection, perform an EKG and learn how to suture skin lacerations.  Lastly, students will practice a variety of techniques in our medical simulation laboratory.
Students will not be working directly with patients. However, if selected for the program, students will be required to provide evidence of a negative TB test and Hepatitis B vaccination. Otherwise, a TB skin test and Hepatitis B vaccination are available free of charge through the hospital. Because students may be required to work with potential biological and chemical hazards, they are required to undergo safety training and abide by all safety rules and guidelines. Students will be required to attend full time during the course of the program and to abide by corporate guidelines for conduct, attendance and dress.
Submission Deadline: March 1st
No applications can be accepted after this date
Notification Deadline: April 1st
Students will be notified by e-mail if possible followed by either telephone or letter. If you discover that you are unable to attend, please let me know immediately as there will be many students waiting to enter into the program.
Submit your completed application via E-mail to: If you are unable to email this application, you may mail directly to me at:
Dr. David M. Svinarich, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research, Ascension Southeast Michigan
Director, Biomedical Research and Ascension Southeast Michigan Research and Development
Ascension Providence Hospital
16001 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Should you have any questions, I may also be reached by telephone at: (248) 849-3966 or (586) 753-0270.