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Summer Student Research Program

Application Process


Applications for the Summer Student Research Program are closed.

Check back in November 2014 to apply to the 2015 Summer Student Research Program. 

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 sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled full-time in an accredited US four-year 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


Candidates must complete the MMCRI SSRP application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application requires applicants to provide contact information, education information, a copy of a resume and a personal essay.


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 email it 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


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 04074-7205, EMAIL:


Selection and Acceptance

The application deadline is January 15, 2014. 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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