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Student Internship Programs


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Dr. Frank Shewmaker
USRTP Director of Admissions
Department of Pharmacology
Phone: (301) 295-3527

Dr. Rachel Cox
USRTP Co-director of Curriculum
Department of Biochemistry
Phone: (301) 295-9791

Dr. Markos Koutmos
USRTP Co-director of Activities
Department of Biochemistry
Phone: (301) 295-9419

Dr. T. John Wu
Co-director of Development
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Phone: (301) 295-9691

USU Summer Research Training Program (USRTP)

The university offers summer internships to local high school students that are interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. The internships are part of a formal annual summer training program that gives students an opportunity to work in a research laboratory. The program includes a workshop on how to prepare scientific manuscripts, and also includes a series of lectures that introduces students to different scientific fields of study.

To apply for a summer internship, please email your resume and cover letter to the USRTP director of admissions between January 1st and February 1st of the same calendar year. To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years old prior to starting the internship. Please do not directly contact participating faculty. No more applications are being accepted for 2014.

Participating Faculty

Associate Professor of Pharmacology


Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Associate Professor of Pharmacology


Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunologyy


Assistant Professor of Pharmacology


Assistant Professor of Pharmacology


Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology