Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

The University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy’s SURF program is geared towards increasing learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing either professional or academic research careers across the entire pharmaceutical continuum including drug discovery, delivery, mechanism of disease and drug action, clinical and translational studies, data science/bioinformatics, regulatory science, health outcome and economic analysis and policy development. Students will develop confidence and independence in conducting research and communicating scientific concepts under the guidance of faculty and other mentors. In addition to daily engagement in the research setting, students will attend biweekly entrepreneurship/professional development seminars and participate in a workshop on the graduate school application process so as to aid in the pursuit of graduate study. At the end of the summer, students will give an oral presentation of their research to their peers and faculty.

Program Benefits

Eligibility