Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholars
As part of the 2008-09 program, 42 students—from 26 medical schools, three veterinary schools, one dental school, and one osteopathic school—will participate in the HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program, which brings top medical students to the National Institutes of Health campus to participate in hands-on biomedical research. Students in this program are also known as Cloister Scholars because they live in apartments and dormitory-style rooms at a refurbished cloister on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., during their training. They visit several NIH labs before choosing the research project they will pursue with an NIH mentor.
For the 2008-2009 program year, scholars receive annual compensation of $27,000, health insurance and numerous other benefits.
*updated June 2008