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 will allow 8-10 students to participate in the summer of 2022. This is a popular Foundation program that allows students who have completed their first year of medical school to work directly with a medical geneticist mentor. The six-week program educates future physicians about medical genetics and genomics in a “real world” setting and thanks to support from BioMarin, participating students receive a stipend.

SGSP was started in 2011 and has sponsored over 150 scholars at more than 30 different institutions around the country since then. This program has a lasting impact on participants.

We are currently accepting applications from institutions interested in hosting a Summer Scholar in 2022. To apply, complete the application here by October 29, 2021.

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 Scholars 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. Mentors will be required to notify the student and ACMGF staff of the student’s selection. All copies of the application must be sent to the ACMG for record-keeping and reimbursements purposes.

Direct additional inquiries to acmgf@acmgfoundation.org.



* two SGS were sponsored by their host institutions