Q: Is the length of the program flexible?
A: The volunteer clinical research program is extremely competitive students are expected to complete the full 8 week program.
Q: Is housing available?
A: Housing is not available. If the student requires housing these arrangements are made without the assistance of the program.
Q: Is transportation available?
A: Transportation is not available. Transportation to and from the medical center is the responsibility of the student. However, there are NJT bus stops in close proximity to the medical center, so public transportation from the surrounding areas may be an option.
Q: Will a stipend be provided?
A: The program is a volunteer program, thus no stipend will be provided to the student.
Q: Can I work on the weekends?
A: The program is supervised Monday – Friday. Students are not permitted on campus unless their mentor or program supervisor are present on campus.
Q: Will I be able to choose the project I would like to work on?
A: We try to accommodate student interests and requests however there is no guarantee that all requests will be honored.
Q: Do I need to prepare prior to my experience?
A: The principal investigator will likely provide you with recommended reading prior to your arrival. Otherwise, you will be oriented upon arrival.
Q: How will I be notified of my acceptance?
A: An email and a letter will be sent to your attention the last week in March notifying you if you have or have not been accepted.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: There is no uniform, but students are expected to dress professionally (ie shorts and jeans are not permitted; men should wear collared shirts with a tie, and women may wear slacks, dresses or skirts). You will be in patient care areas and therefore need to appear appropriate.
Q: What if I am sick?
A: Please do not come to the medical center if you are sick. However you need to inform the program director and your Principal Investigator on the day of you absence.
Q: Where can I find the online application?
A: Click Here