Summer Medical Research Training Program (SMaRT)

This summer training program aims at offering specialized medical research training to current college students. This program begins the first or second week of June.

The students will complete a two-month intensive training program in medical research at the basic research laboratories of the University of Illinois Rockford campus. During this training, the students are expected to gain significant hands on experience in planning and successful execution of a medical research project, critically analyze scientific data, and present information to a group of judges. The selected student will work closely with various research faculties and staff at the College of Medicine on cutting-edge techniques and its application in biomedical research. At the conclusion of the program, students present their scientific data as a poster and an oral presentation at the College’s SMaRT Scientific Forum.

SMaRT is a highly competitive program. Students are selected based on their academic merit, a personal interview and their interest in pursuing a career in medical science or a related field.

The Summer Science Forum is held in the beginning of August.  Students will present their experience through oral presentations and scientific posters.

The program provides a stipend and research fellowship to the selected students. Funding for the 2011 SMaRT program is generously provided by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

2016 SMaRT application.

For further information, please contact Janet Stull Snow at x5680 or