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The Careers in Science and Medicine Summer Internship Program (CSM SIP) is the undergraduate component of the Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine (CSM Initiative) pipeline program. The CSM Initiative seeks to develop scholars from low-income and diverse backgrounds to help them build the accomplishments, skills, network, and support necessary to achieve advanced careers in biomedical, medical, health-related, and STEM professions.
The Summer Internship Program (SIP) began in 1991 as a small summer internship for minority undergraduates in the Baltimore area. In 1995, this program began expanding with funding from the School of Medicine. In 2015, we created CSM SIP, directed by Dr. Katherine Wilson (Professor of Cell Biology). CSM SIP is the first branch of SIP to specifically focus on undergraduate scholars from low-income and first-generation-college backgrounds.
To date, 47 scholars have participated in CSM SIP. Of those who have reached medical or graduate school age, 42% have matriculated into medical or graduate programs, including the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson, Harvard Medical School, Michigan State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Ohio State University. Three CSM SIP scholars have returned to join our DDP program.
If you would like more information on CSM SIP, please contact Dr. Kathy Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are interested in helping support the Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine, please contact Katie Sullivan, Associate Director of Development (email@example.com).