Application Instructions

The iBRIC Internship is no longer accepting applications. Please direct any questions to Lucy Cafeo at 412-624-8969 or lac64@pitt.edu.

 

  Applicant Requirements:

  1. Students must be 18 years of age or older. 
  2. Must be either a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.
  3. Undergraduate Freshman, sophomore, junior, rising senior, or recent graduate (not yet enrolled in a graduate program.)
  4. 3.0 GPA or higher.
  5. Preference is given to students with some computer programming classes or skills.

All individuals applying to iBRIC must use the following procedures for preparing and submitting an application.

  1. Complete the online application available by logging into this site. A completed online application must include the following items:
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Two Recommenders

  2.The following item must be separately mailed or reported.

  • Official Academic Transcripts

Please see the detailed instructions below for each required item.

Detailed Instructions:

Personal Statement:  Please indicate the basis of your interest in graduate study. The personal statement is required to address four items: 

  1. A brief summary of your background in all relevant fields, to include at least medicine and computer science. Although it is not necessary that an applicant have backgrounds in medicine or computer science, it helps the admissions committee to determine any prerequisites that you might be required to take before or shortly thereafter being accepted into the program.  Describe your research experiences and any hypotheses and results that were generated in your experimental work. Provide dates, research advisors, and project titles.
  2. A statement of your educational goals and how they would be advanced through participation in the training program.
  3. A statement of your career objectives, both short and long term. When preparing the short-term portion of your statement, please be specific regarding any projects you may have in mind that could contribute to the success of your biomedical informatics training.
  4. A statement of your writing ability.  Indicate how well you perceive your writing ability to be at this time.  State how you will improve on your current writing ability to meet the requirements of rigorous research-based technical papers.

Two Recommenders:  In the online application, you must provide the name and email address of at least two recommenders for whom you wish us to contact for a letter of recommendation.

Academic Transcripts: Official academic transcripts must be mailed to the BMI Training Program at the address below.  Please note that documents submitted to the BMI Training Program become the property of the University of Pittsburgh and cannot be returned to the applicant under any circumstances. 

All academic documents from foreign institutions must be official. Official documents are defined as original academic records issued by the institution attended that bear the actual (not photocopied) signature of the registrar or appropriate official and the seal of the issuing institution. These documents must be for each year of university-level study. If your university or college issues the academic documents in a language other than English, you must submit the certified copy of the original documents in the original language plus a certified English translation. Do not submit a translation only. All translations must be complete and literal translations of the original records. Records issued only once by institutions should be photocopied and certified as official copies either by the school officials or legal authorities. Do not send the original of an academic document that cannot be replaced. A certified photocopy of the original diploma/certificate of graduation must also be submitted. If your university or college issues the diploma/certificate of graduation in a language other than English, you must submit the certified photocopy of the original document in the original language plus a certified English translation. Do not submit a translation only. All translations must be complete and literal translations of the original records.

Mailing Address (postal and overnight):

Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh
5607 Baum Blvd., Room 418
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3701
412-624-5100 (for overnight packages)

Deadline:  All materials listed above must be received by February 15, 2019 (for Lincoln and UPR) as well as for "other" biomedical informatics internship for Summer 2019 consideration.  Applications received after that date can be considered, contingent upon the availability of unallocated internship positions.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please send an email to Lucy Cafeo at lac64@pitt.edu