Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) strives to offer valuable work experience and training opportunities to undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral students in health care and research careers through two (2) student experience programs.

 

MWRI Externship Program:

The Externship Program is designed for those students who will receive academic credit for their time in the lab and/or their declared degree program requires lab experience.

Only students who meet the following criteria will be permitted to participate in the Externship Program:

  1. The student’s educational institution has a current Student Experience Agreement with UPMC.
  2. The student is an undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral scholar.
  3. The student must have a sponsoring researcher from within the MWRI.
  4. The student has a letter of support presented to MWRI administration from their educational institution stating they will receive credit for their externship and/or the externship is required as part of their declared program.
  5. The student has completed all necessary forms prior to their start date.

 

MWRI Research Student Training Program:

The Research Student Training Program (RSTP) is designed for those students who desire to gain research experience, but it is not required as part of their academic program.

Only students who meet the following criteria will be permitted to participate in the RSTP:

  1. The student is an undergraduate, graduate or medical student.
  2. The student must have a sponsoring researcher from within the MWRI.
  3. The student must provide evidence of being academically enrolled.
  4. The student has completed all necessary forms prior to their start date.

Students participating in the RSTP may not extend beyond 12 months, whether the months are concurrent or cross multiple semesters.

All participants must be formally registered through the MWRI Administrative Office, and complete the application process for the program they are participating in prior to starting.

This policy does not apply to Pitt Work Study students, the MWRI Summer Programs, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, students who are employees of the University of Pittsburgh, or UPMC.

For more information on these programs please send an email to the MWRI Student Experience Coordinator.