Summer Science Program 

The Summer Science Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital, a program co-sponsored by the UAMS Department of Pediatrics and the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, gives outstanding sophomore-, junior-, and senior-level college students the experience of a career in academic medicine—in both the clinical and the research aspects. The students spend 8 weeks during their summer shadowing physicians, attending rounds and clinics, and touring different hospital units, as well as participating in a mentored research project involving children’s health. Faculty members from various pediatric subspecialties are organized to teach basic science and clinical research techniques and help the students gain exposure to clinical medicine. In addition, the Summer Science Program hosts a lecture series focusing on various aspects of academic medicine, graduate school, medical school, residency, research and clinical medicine for its participants. At the end of the program, students give a scientific presentation on their mentored research project. The program offers valuable experience for students interested in medicine, research, and pediatrics. A small stipend is offered to program participants.


Click Here to learn about some of the exciting projects that our 2016 Summer Science Program Participants worked on.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be at the sophomore, junior, or senior level in college. Preference is given to qualified students who are entering their junior and senior years and are Arkansas residents or have strong ties to Arkansas
  • Students must have an interest in a science career.

2018 Program

Information for Students

  • The application deadline and program dates for 2018 have not been set.

Information for Mentors

  • The deadline for mentors has not been set.

For more information

If you have questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact the Summer Science Program Director.

Jenny Kubacak, Summer Science Program Director
Phone:  (501) 364-6527