Looking to expand your scientific scope? Ready to improve your lab techniques? The UF College of Medicine offers a variety of undergraduate research opportunities.

Summer Internship in Microbiology Research, or (SIMR)

The Summer Internship in Microbiology Research (SIMR) Program aims to support undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds seeking to pursue doctoral (Ph.D.) training in infectious disease-related research, including virology, bacteriology, parasitology, and immunology. Our interns join active infectious disease research labs at the University of Florida (UF) while also receiving tailored guidance on graduate school admissions, career development, and so much more.

Summer Health Professions Education Program, or (SHPEP)

SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. The 6-week program will take place on the University of Florida campus, with on-campus room and board.

Summer Neuroscience Internship Program, or (SNIP)

SNIP provides a mentored research experience for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in neuroscience who have not been accepted for post-graduate training. It’s a 10-week paid internship that includes housing and a weekly stipend.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, or (SURF), Program

SURF is designed to give students an immersive research experience that focuses on pharmacology and therapeutics and includes drug discovery and biological therapies. It’s a 10-week program with mentored independent research, course work and enrichment activities.

UF Health Cancer Center Scholars Program

The UFHCC University Scholars Program educates the next generation of professionals in the importance of biomedical research and scientific discoveries focused on cancer. Training opportunities are provided, allowing the scholars to make significant contributions in cancer research ranging from basic to translational in cancer prevention, diagnostics, epidemiology and therapeutics.

Undergraduate Research in the College of Medicine:

Paid and unpaid undergraduate research opportunities with faculty in the college: CURBS Database

UF undergraduate students interested in research for credit in a College of Medicine laboratory may enroll in BMS 4905.

Undergraduate Pathway Programs