Vivien Thomas Summer Research Program


The Vivien Thomas Summer Research Program is now the MSM S.T.E.A.M. Academy (9-12)                                                                                                                                                                                   

The Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers is committed to helping MSM’s mission to increase the number of individuals underrepresented in medicine, the health professions, and the scientific workforce by providing pipeline programs designed to enhance educational opportunities in STEAM disciplines, intensify exposure to cutting edge biomedical and public health research, and provide preparation for successful application to and matriculation in schools emphasizing careers in the health professions.

The newly developed MSM S.T.E.A.M. Academy (9-12) will introduce students to biomedical research and health careers.  Participants will be immersed in scientific instrumentation, laboratory techniques, and individual or team projects completed in a 6-week session.  Students will also participate in mini-courses and workshops on health equity, careers in the sciences and health professions, critical thinking and career planning. 


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  • Interest in Biomedical Research
  • 3.0 overall GPA
  • Completed online application
  • Copy of most recent Report Card
  • Recommendation Letters: Request two (2) confidential recommendations on official school letterhead from teachers and/ or a counselor, including at least one from a science teacher. Recommendations must be submitted directly by the recommender or your high school office by the application deadline (can be emailed directly to


Application Period

Applications will be accepted February 1 - April 1, 2016 for Summer 2016

*Applications are due by 5:00pm April 1*


Hours of Operation for Summer Program
June 6 - July 11 (*Will not meet July 4th)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m


Program Cost
The cost for the program is $600.00 for the six-week session. Payments are due prior to the program opening session. Students accepted to the program will be notified when the payments are due. The method of payment is either Cashier's checks or money orders, and payments should be made payable to Morehouse School of Medicine/Vivien Thomas Program. Please record the student's name on the method of payment (NO PERSONAL CHECKS).

There are no scholarships available at this time



Dr. Kyndra C. Stovall, Ph.D.
Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Office: (404) 752-1843 | Email: 

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MSM STEAM Academy (9-12) Online Application (link will become available during open application periods)