Pizza and Public Health: The Karabots Fellows Meet the SUMR Scholars

Students from the Karabots Junior Fellows and SUMR Scholars programs pose on the marble staircase at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

A few weeks ago our fourth cohort of the Karabots Junior Fellows Program met for a two-week series of lessons and activities (an article going into more detail about their endeavors is forthcoming). In what has become a welcome tradition, our students got the chance to meet with students from Penn’s SUMR internship program. Short for Summer Undergraduate Minority Research program, the internship program run by the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid internships to undergraduates interested in pursuing health sciences research projects. SUMR pays especial focus to underrepresented minority groups.

On August 18, the SUMR scholars came to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to meet with the Karabots Fellows. After some introductions they toured the Mütter Museum, where the Fellows gave mini-tours of objects in the Museum they had selected to research and develop presentations.

Afterwards, the SUMR scholars and Karabots Fellows convened in the Ashhurst conference room to have pizza and discuss careers in healthcare. For more on the visit from the SUMR scholars’ perspective be sure to check out Hoag Levins and Megan Pellegrino’s recent blog post on their visit.

The Karabots Junior Fellows and Penn's SUMR Scholars network around a table at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia