Education & Training

Education & Training

USU Comprehensive Student Training Program (USU-CSTP)

The USU Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a Comprehensive Student Training Program (USU-CSTP). The USU-CSTP is an 8-week training program that provides unique exposure to basic and clinical research, social/behavioral research, health policy, and research administration to high school and college students.

Trainees will have the opportunity to attend or participate in activities such as scientific and professional development seminars, field trips, laboratory experiments and observations, and research planning meetings. 

Applications for the USU-CSTP must be completed online using the Google Form link below. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2018. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Gale Morgan at  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 16 years of age by June 1, 2018, and cannot have earned enough college credits to be considered a college senior to participate.

Application Form for the USU Comprehensive Student Training Program (USU-CSTP) 

USU Summer Research Training Program (USRTP)

USU offers several internship opportunities, including our Summer Research Training Program (USRTP) for local high school students who are interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. The internships are part of a formal annual program in which students work in a biomedical laboratory and perform hypothesis-driven research. The internship includes lectures on advanced scientific concepts and a workshop on how to communicate scientific ideas.

To apply for a summer internship, please fill out this application and address questions to the Director of USRTP Admissions (Dr. Frank between December 1st, 2017 and February 2nd, 2018. Students must be U.S. citizens and at least 16 years old by June 1, 2018 to participate (no exceptions). Please contact Ms. Tina Finley if you have any questions ( sends e-mail).


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