Andras Perl, MD, PhD

Andras Perl, MD, PhD

Leszek Kotula, MD

Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD

Our MD/PhD Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University is committed to providing exceptional training in both clinical medicine and basic scientific investigation to prepare you for an exciting career as a physician-scientist. Read More...

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Physician Scientist Program

The SUNY Upstate Medical University SURF Physician-Scientist Program is a special pathway and admissions option for the traditional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). This initiative is aimed at exposing undergraduates, specifically students from backgrounds under-represented in science and healthcare, to the career path of a physician-scientist.

 Prospective fellows will apply alongside traditional SURF students. Accepted fellows will be exposed to basic and translational science alongside both a PI and a current MD/PhD student mentor that is in the PhD portion of training. Fellows will have the opportunity to fulfill clinical curiosity in weekly rounds with a MD/PhD clinical faculty. The remaining requirements and events are the same as their fellow SURF peers.

 Program Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2018

 Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

 Please find the application and more information about the SURF Program at