Program Description, Eligibility and Review Criteria
The Summer School in Biomedical Research & Management is an educational activity that the WHBA has established on an annual basis. The aim of this activity is to provide knowledge given by top-notch experts on the most advanced medical and biosciences research areas to two groups of participants:
1. Senior undergraduate students of medical and biosciences background.
2. Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and physicians in training (residents and clinical fellows).
In addition, the Summer School in Biomedical Research & Management aims to familiarize the students with “actual life” situations that scientists from Academia or the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry deal with on daily basis.
Research broadly related to Cancer, Immunology, Cardiovascular Science, Neuroscience, Novel Technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Advanced Imaging), clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.
Student applicants (undergraduate and graduate level)
At the time of application, a student applicant must be a medical or biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Bioengineering, Pharmacy etc.) senior undergraduate student (5th or 6th year Medical Students from Greece; 3rd or 4th year Medical Students from the US; 3rd or 4th year Biology students; 4th or 5th year Engineering and Pharmacy students) or graduate student (MSc. MPhil, PharmD or PhD).
At the time of participation in the Summer School, the student applicant may hold a BSc, MD, MSc or PhD degree (for applicants that they are in their final year of undergraduate or graduate studies).
Average grade in the transcript for undergraduate and MSc students must be at least 75% of the highest possible grade (or B+).
For PhD students, a MSc degree of at least 75% of the highest possible grade (or B+) and successful passing of the PhD qualifying exams are required.
Former WHBA Summer School participants are not eligible for application.
Postgraduate applicants (postdoctoral researchers and physicians in training)
At the time of application a post-graduate applicant should actively conduct research or participate in a clinical training program (for physicians in training)
40 students (undergraduate and graduate level, postdoctoral researchers and physicians in training) will be selected based on their academic record.
All 40 students will be sponsored for the following expenses:
- Hotel staying in Mani (May 15- 21, 2022) including breakfast and lunch.
- Transfers between Athens International Airport and summer school location
- Submission of application is free of charge.
Required application documents
- Curriculum Vitae
For undergraduate and graduate students: 1 page
For postdocs and physicians in training: up to 3 pages.
- Personal Statement (up to 500 words)
- Undergraduate transcript
Application Review Criteria
To judge the merit of the application, reviewers will comment on the following criteria.
For any questions that the applicants may have they should refer to the WHBA executive board
Submission of applications
(Deadline: February 11, 2022)