Eligibility
Graduating high school seniors who have an interest in pursuing research in biomedical engineering are encouraged to apply.  The program is designed for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or MD/PHD degree. Applicants must be one of the following underrepresented minorities:

• Black
• Hispanic
• American Indian
• Pacific Islander

Graduating seniors should be in the top 10% of their class.  Upon acceptance into FGLSAMP, students must major in biomedical engineering at the University of Miami.

Support
FGLSAMP students may be eligible to receive renewable scholarships from $1,000 up to $3,000 annually

Activities implemented to aid the retention and progression of students include:
• Peer study groups
• Faculty-directed undergraduate research projects
• Summer internships
• Faculty and peer mentoring

Requirements
In addition to meeting the requirements for the bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.  Students must maintain a least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. (Students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 will be placed on probation and will have one semester to raise the cumulative GPA to the required 3.0 minimum).  FGLSAMP students must complete at least two semesters of research by the end of their senior year and also enroll in the following course sequence:

Freshman Year:
1. Enroll in BIL 113- 1 Credit Seminar (Topics in Biomedicine I) in the fall semester and
BIL 114- 1 Credit Seminar (Topics in Biomedicine II) in the spring semester
2. Maintain a least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. (Students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 will be placed on probation and will have one semester to raise the cumulative GPA to the required 3.0 minimum)

Sophomore Year:
1. Attend monthly program meetings with program director
2. Enroll in BIL 152 – 1 Credit (HHMI lab) and BIL 374 - 1 Credit Seminar ( Responsible Conduct of Research) in the fall semester and BIL 299 - 2 Credits (Seminar in Research Problems) in the spring semester

Junior Year:
1. Attend monthly program meetings with program director
2. Students should begin research and enroll in *BME 395- 1 Credit (Research) in the fall semester and
in *BME 395 - 1 Credit (Research) in the spring
3. Complete an extramural summer internship by the senior year at a university located outside of Florida

Senior Year:
1. Attend monthly program meetings with program director
2. Enroll in *BME 395 - 1 Credit,  continue research and write thesis
3. Present at UM Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum (RCIF) and EXPO (annual meeting where students from all FGLSAMP member institutions present their research)

*The three BME 395 courses will satisfy the required technical elective credit.  Writing credit will be awarded after thesis is received and evaluated by chair of BME.

APPLICATION FOR FGLSAMP PROGRAM