Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Educational, Professional and Social Opportunities

Educational, Professional and Social Opportunities

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 10-week program that provides students with clinical, translational, and basic science research experience as well as career mentoring. The following list explains the educational, professional, and social opportunities available to students in past years.
Cincinnati Children’s faculty members present their research and career path over breakfast or lunch. Topics include scientific writing parts one and two, ethics in research, introduction to surgery, introduction to pathology, a four-part crash course in immunology and many more.
These events are an opportunity for students to find other SURF participants with similar interests. Topics may include specialty and career interests, hobbies, etc. The summer picnic and ice cream social are an opportunity for students meet and mingle with fellow SURF participants from all the programs throughout Cincinnati Children’s.
This workshop will provide tools and skills needed to build strong professional relationships at Cincinnati Children's and beyond.
These events are a great way for students to get in touch with the community at Cincinnati Children’s and larger community of Cincinnati.
Students have the opportunity to present their research at a poster session followed by a keynote speaker from Cincinnati Children’s or the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.