At this time we plan to have an in person program in 2021. Depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic next year, the program could change to a virtual online program.

   January 19, 2021 UPDATE: This year's summer program will be a virtual format. More details forthcoming when available.

The Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) Summer Translational Oncology Program

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 Dates

06-01-2021 - 08-06-2021

Registration Opens: 12-16-2020
Registration Closes: 02-10-2021


 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