The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program is a 10-week summer program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. Students are selected for the program on a competitive basis. Fellowship recipients will select a mentor with a clinical or research project based in a university, research facility, hospital or clinical facility in the U.S. or Canada. This fellowship includes a $6,000 stipend, which is based upon an expectation of a 40-hour per week effort for 10 weeks (May to September), dates to be mutually suitable to the mentor and fellow.
- Each student applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated. Students who graduate prior to the fellowship start date (Spring 2024) are not eligible.
- Applicants shall have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science. Applicants shall have completed a mathematics course in differential equations. Applicants shall have also completed at least one of the following courses in physics, or their equivalent in engineering sciences: modern physics, quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism.
- Summer Undergraduate Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S.; DACA students are welcome to apply.
- Prior fellowship recipients not eligible.
Each selected fellow will have a mentor employed by a university, a research facility, a hospital or clinical facility, or a radiological industry within the United States or Canada. Mentors must be a faculty medical physicist in a university environment, a person working in a medical physics related field or a qualified medical physicist. Each mentor must be a full member of AAPM. Attestation of Employer support and Indemnification is an application requirement. More information on Mentor Requirements and Guidelines.
In the application the mentor will specify a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May to September) during which the mentor will be responsible for the supervision of the undergraduate student fellow.
Mentor Application Deadline: February 5, 2024
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Program Contact: Karen MacFarland