Research and Clinical Opportunities

CUPID (Cancer in the Under Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged) Summer Fellowship


The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins will once again sponsor a summer fellowship for medical students entitled “Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged” (CUPID). CUPID is a unique program that is designed to address the chronic problem of persistent cancer health disparities. The CUPID program is a 7 week summer fellowship for medical students who have demonstrated interest in caring for underserved populations and who are exploring careers in oncology. Key features of the CUPID program are:

  • A structured, mentored research experience in the high profile oncology laboratories of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
  • A series of didactic lectures by senior clinical and research faculty that provide an overview of the molecular basis of cancer, general oncologic principles, problems in clinical oncology and cancer health disparities.
  • Interactive learning session
  • Half-day clinical rotations that provide exposure to the clinical practice of medical, radiation and surgical oncology.
  • Day programs conducted by faculty of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda and Howard University.