Thank you for your interest in the ACMG Foundation’s Summer Scholars program. We are extremely grateful to BioMarin whose generosity funded this program during our 2019/2020 program year. With their support, and with support from our general fund, we were able to award 14 winners.

At this time, the ACMG Foundation is not accepting new applications for our Summer Scholars program. Please check back in the third quarter of 2020 when the next round of applications will become public on our website.

Feedback from awardees who attended our annual meeting was extremely positive, and we look forward to continuing this program in our 2020/2021 year.

Institution Selection

  • Institutions are selected by the Summer Genetics Scholars Committee. Selection is made based on the institution application and ability to adequately provide support and resources to their student scholar.
  • Feedback suggests alterations and improvements to the program regarding the role of mentors and institutions. Therefore, we are asking that those institutions that participated last year to
    re-apply again this year.

Qualifications of Student Applicants

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a medical school in the US and in good standing at the time of the application.
  • Applicants must have completed their first year of medical school. Applicants who have completed more than their first year of medical school are not eligible.

Student Selection

Participating Institutions are responsible for selecting one Summer Genetics Scholar. Mentors will be required to notify the student and Summer Genetics Scholar Coordinator of their selection. All copies of the application must be sent to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Summer Genetics Scholar Coordinator for record-keeping and reimbursements.
Questions can be directed to the Summer Genetics Scholars Program Coordinator. If you have any questions about the specific projects, requirements or qualifications of the institution, you are encouraged to contact the medical genetics unit directly at any time during the application process.