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Summer Science Institute

Summer Science Institute (SSI), through a combination of lectures, labs, workshops and visits of health profession schools, helps economically and/or educationally disadvantaged undergraduates succeed in major's introductory science course work and in making informed decisions regarding choice of health profession. The health professions covered include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, public health and many others. Academic credit is conferred through a 2-unit Science Preparatory I: Foundations (Sci 231) course during the 8-week summer program (R2 Session, M-F, 9 am -1 pm, mid-June to mid-Aug). During the fall and spring, enrollment in an SSI-dedicated Colloquium maintains academic and peer support. A stipend is provided to each SSI student to help ease financial burdens. This 2013-2014 cycle, 24 SFSU undergraduates are participating. SSI accepts a new group of as many as 24 undergraduates each summer.

Click here to apply to SSI.

Deadline: March 15, 2014; late applications will be considered if space is available.

SSI also hires SFSU juniors/seniors and post-bacs/alumni as Assistant Mentors and Mentors, respectively. These staff form close relationships with SSI students in an effort to create a safe, caring community that supports the academic and career development of all parties involved. Thus, Assistant Mentors and Mentors benefit by both giving and receiving support. Prospective Assistant Mentors and Mentors should contact Amanda De La Cerda ( .



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