The FRONTERA summer internship provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to prepare for graduate school, hands-on research experience, and an increased understanding of public health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.
Participants are matched with faculty mentors engaged in biomedical and public health research that impacts border communities. Participants participate in service-learning activities. Concurrently, participants develop an in-depth understanding of the pathway to medical school: including study and test-taking skills, preparations for the MCAT & GRE, and drafting a personal statement. In the final week, participants present the outcome of their research in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) poster session.
Who should apply?
- All students must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Undergraduates (juniors and seniors) and recent graduate students interested in medicine, nursing, and public health are welcome to apply.
- At a minimum, applicants should have completed one year in biology and general chemistry
- 3.0. GPA minimum
- Students historically underrepresented in health careers are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline March 15, 2023. APPLY NOW
Informational Session: February 21 at 7 pm
Zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/3952199177
Program Runs June 5th -August 9th
- It is a FULL-time program. Students should not seek concurrent employment that may conflict with the program schedule.
- Students are expected to commit to the program and attend all events. (virtually and in-person)
- Students will be registered in a 6-letter grade upper-division credit course or a Public Health summer internship (if you need it).
For additional information, please reach out to
Alejandra Zapien-Hidalgo, MD, MPH
Booklet from our previous summer internship: https://issuu.com/azapien8/docs/21frontera_b
Article published by UAHS media in 2022: https://healthsciences.arizona.edu/blog/why-immersive-summer-programs-ma...