Established in 2019 as a new Dermatology training program, the goal of ECuRE is to provide short-term opportunities in the cutaneous sciences for students who have begun high school but have not yet graduated from medical school and is inclusive of all short-term research students working in the department.
In short, ECuRE is a home for all short-term summer research students including but not limited to ECuRE medical student interns; summer PASH students; Penn undergrads in SUIP, CURF, or similar programs; and any student (paid or volunteer) working directly with a Dermatology faculty member.
To meets its goal of promoting cutaneous research, ECuRE 1) provides scientific enrichment, career development programming and networking opportunities for alltrainees doing summer research in the Department of Dermatology, and 2) funds 2-3 scholarships for summer research internships for medical students.
Funding for this program is generously provided by the Department of Dermatology.
Previous Summer Program Offerings:
Dermatology Research Flash Talks
Learn about research topics and techniques from Penn Dermatology trainees covering a wide array of subjects from skin and hair disorders, stem cell regulation, epigenetics, epidemiology, microbiome, evolution, cutting-edge methods, and outreach initiates.
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
Learn about research ethics and best practices related to acquisition and management of data (your lab notebooks) and research misconduct. We will use case studies and role playing to make this a fun and informative activity for all.
Meet the Mentors
A roundtable format, in these interactive and informal sessions Dermatology faculty and senior trainees answers participants’ questions on a wide range of topics including preparing yourself for a career in science/medicine, work-life balance, navigating group/laboratory dynamics, developing a scientific and professional network, and more.