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Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program

​The goal of the IMSD Program is to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups who enter and successfully complete PhD degree programs in biomedical fields. The program aims to provide students with research opportunities, mentoring, and other outstanding preparation so that they can advance to and excel in biomedical research careers.

The following materials must accompany this application:

  1. Your college transcript(s). (First-semester freshmen applying to IMSD can submit high school transcripts.) 
  2. Your resume 
  3. A concise Statement of Interest explaining your interest in biomedical sciences, your career goals, what you would like to gain from the IMSD program, and any talents or skills that you feel have made you successful in your academic career. 
  4. Contact information from two recommenders, preferably from professors in math or the sciences.

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