NOTE: Program application has been extended through February 14, 2020.

Welcome to the CUPID Summer Translational Oncology Program

The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center has teamed up with the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and The Ohio State James Comprehensive Cancer Center to offer a 10-week program entitled Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged (CUPID). Students who are interested in both research and health care disparities, and who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to community service are invited to apply.

Addressing Cancer Research and Health Disparities through CUPID

The mission of CUPID (Cancer in the Under-Privileged Indigent or Disadvantaged) to address the impending shortage of practicing oncologists within the US, and to cultivate an interest in cancer treatment and research among medical students who have not yet fully defined their career plans. The program will include formal lectures discussing health care disparities, general oncologic principles, and specific diseases prevalent in underserved populations. Students may choose their location of preference* and then decide to select an alternative location as back-up. The number of fellowships at each of the sites is limited and admission will be highly competitive. One important goal of the program is to reach out to students at institutions that are not affiliated with an NCI-designated cancer center. Accordingly, such students will be prioritized.

*The Ohio location is limited to medical students who are currently attending The Ohio State University. Ohio residents attending other US Medical Schools may apply to Johns Hopkins or Indiana locations.

 CUPID Program Date

05-26-2020 - 07-31-2020

Registration Opens: 12-18-2019
Registration Closes: 02-14-2020


 Things you'll need to apply

  • Create a Profile on the CUPID Applicant Portal
  • Completed Online Application
    • Personal Statement (500 Words)
    • Profile Picture
    • CV
  • 2 Reference Letters