Thank you for your interest in the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine’s (ACMGF) Summer Genetic Scholars program. We are extremely grateful to BioMarin whose continued generosity of this program has allowed the selection of 8 Summer Genetic Scholars for a 6-week experience during 2021.

The deadline has passed for institution applications for the 2021 Summer Genetic Scholars program. Thank you to all who submitted applications. Click here for more information about the application process.

The institutions selected to host the ACMGF Summer Genetic Scholars program are listed below:

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • University of Iowa
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Washington


Institution Selection

  • Institutions will be selected by the Summer Genetics Scholars Committee.
  • Selection is made based on the applicant institution’s and ability to adequately provide support and resources to a Summer Genetics Scholar.
  • Institutions must apply on an annual basis for consideration for the program.

Qualifications of Student Applicants

In order to apply for the Summer Genetics Scholar program, applicants must:

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

Student Selection

Institutions selected to serve as a host site are responsible for selecting one Summer Genetics Scholar. For information on the application process please contact the selected institution directly. Click here to access contact information for each of the host institutions. Mentors will be required to notify the student and ACMGF staff of the student’s selection no later than March 12, 2021. All copies of the application must be sent to the ACMG for record-keeping and reimbursements purposes.

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