Discovery to Cure Internship Program
The Discovery to Cure Internship Program was established in 2003 by Dr. Gil Mor, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, with the goal of exposing students from local schools to Yale's biomedical laboratories to open their minds to pursue career opportunities in science and medicine. The initial program enrolled four students from two local high schools with the participation of two laboratories at the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Since then, the program has grown to include over 41 schools from throughout the country as well as internationally. The program now includes undergraduates and teachers. The program is highly competitive (less than 12% acceptance) and since its inception, a total of over 300 high school students, undergraduates, and high school teachers have successfully completed the Program. Several interns have presented their research work at science fairs, including the Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at UCONN, the National JSHS, Pfizer Life Science Award, Connecticut State Science Fair, International Science and Engineering Fair and the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition, achieving semifinalist, finalist and first place status. Approximately 20% of the students have published their findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
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Students selected for the Program spend eight weeks working in a Yale School of Medicine laboratory under the mentorship of a PI, postdoctoral student or research assistant.
The Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program is designed for high school juniors at least 16 years of age, who will enter their senior year in the fall following the program.
Dr. Gil Mor, a former Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Director of the Discovery to Cure Translational Research Program, created the Internship in 2003 with the intention of exposing talented students from local high schools to Yale’s biomedical laboratories and encouraging careers in science and medicine.