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Volunteer Research Position | Hackensack University Medical Center — NJ

Program description: Hackensack University Medical Center offers an 8-week research volunteer position during the summer to 8-10 outstanding undergraduate, post baccalaureate, and first year medical students interested in gaining clinical research experience.


The 2018 Summer Clinical Research Volunteer Program in Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center offers pre-medical and medical students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects related to their specific sub-specialty. The primary focus of this position is clinical research and writing. Each departmental track of the program will grant admission to 2-3 students. These students will have the unique opportunity to join a faculty member in completing an ongoing research project and/or create a new project proposal with his or her mentor’s guidance. Students will also gain valuable insight into the publication process, including opportunities to participate in co-authorship of research projects in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.


While participating in the program, students will be invited and encouraged to attend pediatric grand rounds as well as other lectures of interest available through the Department of Pediatrics at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. The program also includes a dedicated lecture series on the basics of clinical research including a background on evidence based medicine, ethics of research and fundamental statistics. There will also be opportunities for students to shadow clinical staff members throughout the program to provide clinical exposure.


Students who are interested in science, medicine, and clinical research are encouraged to apply to the 2018 Summer Clinical Research Volunteer program. The program is open to undergraduates, post baccalaureate and medical students. The ideal applicant is a student aspiring to attend a graduate program in medicine with a strong academic record and an interest in pediatrics.


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Our nurses are lifelong learners, community advocates, missionaries and mentors all within their area of specialty practice.

Our journey to Magnet recognition began in 1995 when Hackensack University Medical Center became the second institution in the United States (and the first outside of a pilot program) to receive the Magnet honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.

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Dr. Ginger Janow
30 Prospect Avenue Hackensack
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Application materials must include a completed online application, a resume, unofficial transcript, and two letters of academic recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers. All materials should be sent electronically to