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Summer Student Research Program

Application Process


2015 Application Now Closed

NOTE: If you are an MMC-TUSM Maine Track student and wish to participate in the Summer Student Program, please contact Liz Bergst, Program Coordinator, to request a separate application.


At the time of program participation, applicants must be rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled full-time in a college or university. All Summer Student Research Program participants become employees of Maine Medical Center, so applicants must be eligible to be employed in the US in order to participate in this program. Students should have a minimum 3.3 GPA.

Application Requirements


Please provide the following documents and email the complete package to

Please note: Do NOT use the "Submit" button at the top of the application form.  Save a copy of the form to your computer, complete the form and send it as an email attachment.

  • Transcript: Applicants must provide transcripts for their two most recent years of school. A screen shot of your unofficial transcript taken from your student account is acceptable.


Electronic copies are our preference, but if you are unable to send an electronic version, hard copies should be addressed to:

Liz Bergst
MMCRI Summer Student Research Program Coordinator
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
81 Research Drive
Scarborough ME 04074

Applicants will receive confirmation of application receipt within one business day of submission.


Two letters of reference are required. Please save the template and email it to the individuals who will be acting as references for you.

Your referees should complete the reference letter and either submit by clicking the "Submit" button at the top of the form, or saving it and emailing it as an attachment to from their email account.

Reference letters from the email account of the applicant will not be accepted. If your referees cannot complete the form electronically, they can print it, complete it by hand, and scan and email it to . Referees will receive confirmation of receipt within one business day of submission.

Selection and Acceptance

The application deadline is January 15, 2015. Selection will begin in February, and accepted students will be contacted by mid-March. The selected summer students will be assigned to a research project.

Prior to the program start date, the MMCRI Research Mentors will contact the students to discuss the upcoming project. During the program, students become temporary employees of MMC and will be required to complete a health screening and orientation before the program starts.

Accepted students MUST be available to attend two employee health visits, scheduled by the Employment office, during the month of May. No exceptions will be made to this requirement. These Employee Health requirements cannot be completed anywhere other than at the MMC Employee Health office.




Maine Medical Center Research Institute 81 Research Dr Scarborough, ME 04074 (207)396-8100

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