Opportunities for Undergraduates

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP at the University of Iowa is a free, six-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in health professional careers. Students who complete our program are guaranteed an admissions interview at the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and College of Pharmacy.

Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) Program

A ten week program providing students with hands-on experience in an active research laboratory under the direction of an established scientist. The research involves planning and performing experiments to answer questions of interest in contemporary biochemistry.

Free Radical and Radiation Biology Summer Program

The program is designed to allow students to tailor their summer training to their own research interests, while providing a broad foundation in their area of concentration. This unique program provides research opportunities in the laboratories of faculty in the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Graduate Program.

Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Interdisciplinary Summer Program offers research opportunities in the laboratories of faculty in genetics, immunology, molecular and cellular biology as well as neuroscience.

Secondary Student Training Program

A six-week residential summer research program for undergraduates to conduct research in a university laboratory under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

An award-winning program designed to provide promising underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences.

Summer Microbiology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program 

A ten-week program designed for undergraduate students studying microbiology or other biological sciences who are interested in a career in science.

Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program offers an intensive experience for undergraduates interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist.

Fostering Undergraduate Talent- Uniting Research and Education (FUTURE) in Biomedicine Program

The FUTURE in Biomedicine Program develops research and learning partnerships with professors from Iowa colleges that do not offer doctoral programs. The program opens University of Iowa laboratories to Iowa college professors.  Undergraduate students may be selected to accompany their faculty advisors.