BEST: Developing Medical Researchers through Bradley University's Summer Clinical Research Internships for High School Students
High school and former CREST college students who are participating in the program spend a summer working on a clinically relevant research project under the direction of a mentor. In addition, students participate in enrichment activities that help them develop the skills needed for clinical research, such as introduction to bioethics, protection of human subjects, scientific writing and experimental design.
Students can sign up for periodic (4-6 emails per year) notifications about deadlines for programs that match their disciplinary interests and level of study.
The Building Excellent Scientist for Tomorrow (BEST) is for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in science and technology-based areas. The program runs from mid June to mid August . BEST is run by Continuing Education in conjunction with the Center for STEM Education. Interns research in labs throughout the Peoria area, working with top researchers and their teams to learn first-hand about the research process. Interns must be able to commit 200-300 hours for the duration of the program and serve as peer mentors to high school interns participating in the BEST or CREST programs. Interns will also receive additional training in scientific methods, research ethics and safety, and related topics in a three-day long orientation at Bradley University. Interns are also strongly encouraged to participate in the various seminars and workshops held throughout the summer for BEST and CREST interns. The program concludes in August when all interns will share their research at the Interns’ Symposium. For more information about the application cycle, please contact Dr. Sherri Morris firstname.lastname@example.org.