ELLISON INSTITUTE Junior FELLOWS

Course Dates

July 13th - July 29th, 2020

Cost

Free to all students

Location

12414 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Application Dates

January 15th – April 2nd, 2020

JUNIOR FELLOWS MISSION

The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of USC has developed a unique program to foster scientific achievement for rising high school seniors interested in clinical or research oncology. We believe that passion, coupled to outstanding aptitude, are the hallmarks for success. This program fosters scientific education by incorporating hands-on experimentation in a collaborative environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We welcome applications from all high schools for this free course. The application consists of an essay and a copy of the student’s transcript. The essay should be used as a forum to convey the student’s passion for science/medicine. We will be accepting applications from January 15th through April 2nd, 2020. The program beings on July 13th and requires the students to commit to at least 6 hours a day until July 29th at the Ellison Institute. Please contact Dr. Kian Kani (kani@usc.edu) for more information.

THE PROGRAM

The Ellison Institute Jr. Fellows are presented with one challenge – how to determine which drug is best suited (most effective) for their mock patient. During this process, the Fellows will become familiar with one of the most important aspects of medicine which currently confronts clinical and research oncologists. Resolution of this challenge will require integration of science, mathematics and technology. The program culminates with a discussion of their findings with Dr. David Agus at the Ellison Institute clinic. 

UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM:

Hands-on learning with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment on a University Campus

Integrates students from various socio-economic groups within Southern California



Team based problem solving Access to medical clinic 

Mentoring by USC faculty and staff

Required writing component  

Guidance with college applications  

Guidance during college/transition to graduate school

Jr. Fellows Application Form 2020



































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Personal Statement

Describe your educational goals, favorite activities, personal interests and any other information you would like to share (1 to 3 pages).

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Copy of high school transcript(s)

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Letter of recommendation

A support letter from a teacher, school administrator, or mentor that describes your qualifications and capacity to participate in the Ellison Institute Jr. Fellows program. You can also have your letter of recommendation emailed directly to education@ellison.usc.edu

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*Note: A Skype interview may be requested at the discretion of Ellison Institute.