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Research Fellowship
Clinical Rotations and Future Training (CRAFT) program
Primary Care CRAFT program


Research Fellowship

Summer Research Fellowship for Students in Medical or Graduate Science Programs

The Research Fellowship Program at Akron General Medical Center is an 8-week program designed to give students enrolled in medical or graduate science programs experience in basic science, biomedical, or clinical research. 

Research projects are led by Akron General Scientists and Physicians; and students may have opportunities to shadow attending physicians and residents, or to observe activities in various medical departments throughout the hospital.  Specific project details and the online application will be available early 2016 on the Akron General website.

STIPENDS:  A research stipend of $2,500 will be awarded to Research Fellows. 

Required Application Materials: 

  • Online Application 
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Program Requirements:

  • You must be available for orientation and final presentations.
  • Monday thru Friday commitment for 8 weeks


    For more information please contact: Department of Research at 330-344-6791 or

    Beginning in January, we will accept applications for summer programs for 1st year medical students!

    medical student using FLS lab1st year medical students are invited to apply to Akron General's Clinical Rotations and Future Training (CRAFT) program or Primary Care CRAFT program. Spend eight weeks rotating through clinical departments or exploring primary care opportunities.

    Clinical Rotations and Future Training (CRAFT)

    1st year medical students are invited to apply to Akron General Medical Center's CRAFT program. Successful candidates will spend eight weeks rotating through various clinical departments at Akron General, gaining exposure to clinical medicine and an academic medical center. Rotations include:
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Urology
  • medical student call to quarters  area

    Primary Care - Clinical Rotations and Future Training (PC-CRAFT)

    The PC-CRAFT program at Akron General is a premiere eight-week summer rotation for 1st year medical students who are interested in pursuing a career in primary care medicine. The program will expose students to multiple exciting primary care opportunities such as:

  • Pediatrics
  • Underserved health care population
  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive health care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Multiple office procedures
  • Geriatrics
  • Case-based simulation lab
  • In addition, we anticipate that the PC-CRAFT student will interact with the Akron Health Department as they seek to answer a clinical question of interest.

    Application information for both programs:
    STIPENDS: An educational scholarship of up to $2,000.
    HOUSING: Housing is available (for a fee), if needed.

    Required Application Materials:

  • Personal statement*:
  • Why do you want to participate in the CRAFT and/or PC-CRAFT program?
  • What are you hoping to gain from the program?
  • Please highlight extracurricular activities and volunteer activities.
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Immunization record

    Program Requirements:

  • Must be a current 1st year medical student.
  • Both programs require a Monday - Friday commitment from 8 weeks.
  • You must be available for orientation and the cumulative activity.

  • To apply, please specify which program you are applying to (or both) and send application materials (which may be sent separately) by March 2016 to:

    Akron General, Graduate Medical Education
    Attn: Ashley Deighan
    1 Akron General Ave.
    Akron, OH  44307

    Letters of recommendation may be sent directly by the recommender.

    Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in April or May 2016. Final candidates will be chosen in May 2016.


    For more information please contact Ashley Deighan at 330-344-6667 or

    Date Updated: 27-JUL-2015

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