Acceptance criteria for the LMH training program include:
3.0 GPA or better
Research career orientation
Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills
Background in statistics
Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2013-2014 academic year, post-baccalaureate/master level degree students, and pre-doctoral level students.
U.S. citizen, non-citizen national (generally persons born in outlying possessions of the U.S.), or a permanent resident (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status)
From a health disparity population, specifically, African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander or other relevant groups
Prospective trainees should complete the on-line application form.
Statement of purpose, describing rationale for applying to the program, long-term professional goals, and specific research interests. Statement should be no more than 1,250 words (approximately 2 single-spaced Word pages) in 12 point Times New Roman font.
To be submitted electronically (preferred) or via post mail
Transcript from college(s) attended (official or unofficial)
If providing unofficial transcripts, please keep in mind that you will need to provide official transcripts if accepted into the program.
Two letters of recommendation (recommendation form)
From two faculty members who can speak about your aptitude and experience. Letters from faculty who carry out research in the sciences is preferable.
Please submit your transcript and letters of recommendation only after you have filled-up the on-line application form. We recommend that you use the checklist in preparing your application materials.
* Submit all electronic transcript and letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty recommendation writers can submit letters directly to the Adminstrative Assistant's email address. Submit all paper transcript and letters of recommendation in one envelope to Monina Letargo, MHIRT Administrative Assistant.
Applicants with the greatest research potential and the best match for the available research training will be selected for a phone interview, where applicants’ motivation to carry out research and Spanish language skills will be assessed. Questions that arise from the application will also be addressed.
Applicant selection decisions will be finalized by the end of February 2014. For more information regarding selection, please see the program non-acceptance letter.