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2015 Program
2015 Program information
Available on December 30, 2014

Program Dates
Jun 15, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015


Last day to submit an application:  Feb 2, 2015 at 12:00 Midnight

Last day to revise/update your application: Feb 9, 2015 (including references)

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What is CUPID?

Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) is a laboratory-based summer fellowship program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that is designed for medical students who have an interest in bringing the benefits of modern cancer research to underserved populations in the US.

CUPID 2015 Program will be available on December 30, 2014

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  • "The lecturers who presented were very passionate about their research, so it was hard not to be excited with them. They wanted to educate us, but also inspire us to continue looking for solutions and providing care to people who have often been forgotten."

  • "The learning environment at Johns Hopkins was unmatchable in its breadth including continual involvement in an individual research project, daily lectures from esteemed Hopkins clinicians and researchers, clinical shadowing in various oncology related specialties, and trips to various locations."

  • "It was a wonderful summer and words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be part of such a profound and engaging learning environment."

  • "I really enjoyed my experience participating in this program! It was an experience of a lifetime, and I hope to utilize many of the skills that I gained in future endeavors."

  • "In addition to furthering my interest in basic science research, the CUPID Program also motivated me to become even more involved in my community."

  • "My peers were very inspiring, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful, competent people."

  • "The CUPID Program opened my eyes to many different ways that one can help indigent people."

  • "There was a nice balance of basic science, public health, and clinical lectures. I really enjoyed being able to look at a topic from so many different angles."

  • "I left this program with a better understanding of Oncology in general as well as the unique needs of under privileged, indigent, and disadvantaged populations."

  • "Undoubtedly, the experiences and research with which I partook in the CUPID Program further bolstered and ingrained my desires to pursue a medical career in which I am able to impact and improve the oncological care of the under-privileged, indigent, and disadvantaged."

  • "The lectures were very engaging and interactive, much more so than a regular classroom. Shadowing was also a very eye-opening experience into the field of oncology, and it actually has me considering it as a career option."

  • "CUPID has hit the bull’s eye! It is definitely a very effective way of exposing students not only to the field of oncology, but also to the needs of our future patients locally and globally and to the priceless knowledge that research imparts on the field of medicine."

  • "We received a comprehensive understanding of the field of oncology and how it is likely to grow and change in the future."

  • "Everything was of the highest caliber, from the lecturers to the labs in which we worked and the doctors we shadowed."

A Day in the Life of a CUPID Student
Students will spend most of each day -as well as some evenings and weekends as needed -working on a laboratory-based research project under the guidance of their mentor and senior lab members. Didactic lectures or journal discussions are held over lunch, which is provided almost every weekday. Three half-day clinical rotations in medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology are scheduled during the 7-week program. Additional rotations may be scheduled depending on student interest and the availability of faculty.





Program Highlights

As a fellow for the CUPID Summer Fellowship program, you can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Basic Science Research
  • Clinical shadowing with Radiation, Medical, and Surgical Oncology physicians
  • Lecture Series
  • Weekly Journal Club
  • Interactive learning sessions
  • Housing on the Campus of Johns Hopkins University
  • Stipend of $5,000
  • Special event dinners and other social events designed to promote interaction among fellows.
  • End of program research symposium