How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in the SUMR Program at the University of Pennsylvania. This program is open to rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors interested in exploring the field of health services research. The SUMR 2016 program will run from May through August.

SUMR Application Timeline:

Application Deadline: February 1
Applicant Interviews: March
Admission Notifications: April

To apply to the SUMR Program, please follow this link to our Online Application.

Supplemental Materials

In addition to the online application form, we also require two letters of recommendation. For your application to be considered complete, they must be emailed to Safa Browne by February 1:

1. Two letters of recommendation

  • The letters should address something important about the applicant, including a description of academic and personal characteristics, especially related research aptitude.
  • The letter should be sent directly from the recommender via email as a .pdf attachment.

Please Note: An application will not be considered complete until all required components are received.

Application Review Process

Only complete applications will be reviewed. The top 20% of the applicant pool will be selected for interviews. Applicants not chosen for interviews will be notified. Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted to schedule a phone or in person interview. A final admission notice will be sent to interviewed applicants within two weeks of the interview.