Measey Scholars Program
(July 2021 - June 2022)

Research Lab WorkerApplications for the 2021 Measey Scholars Program is now closed. This is a competitive program designed to provide research experience for post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing an academic career in medicine. This one year program introduces the Measey Scholars to many aspects of clinical surgical research and may sometimes provide an opportunity to get involved in basic science research. Measey Scholars work closely with an individual surgeon or a surgical research team on current and new research investigations. Activities include collecting clinical data to populate databases, performing literature searches in support of research initiatives, analyzing data, and assisting in the preparation of research findings for posters, abstracts and manuscripts. Students will learn about regulatory requirements associated with clinical research including submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), screening and eligibility criteria requirements.

The Measey Scholar is expected to complete at least one independent project that is developed in collaboration with the faculty mentor and submitted for presentation at a national meeting. The participant will be encouraged to assist or take the lead in writing a manuscript of his/her research project.

Previous Measey Scholars are currently at:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Jefferson Medical College (MD, MD/PhD)
  • Perelman School of Medicine – University of Pennsylvania (MD, MD/PhD)
  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Current Measey Scholars are doing research in the Divisions of Cardiovascular Surgery, Plastics, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Scholar positions will typically start July 1, 2021 and run through June 30, 2022. Measey Scholars are paid University of Pennsylvania employees.

Applications for the 2022 Measey Scholars Program will open in December 2021.

Please contact Steve Mervis with any questions regarding the program and application process.