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(Chicago Summer Institute for the Advancement of Physicians & Researchers) 

Chicago Institute for the Development of Physicians and Researchers (pronounced "sid-par") is a collection of summer programs especially designed for the development of our mentees in the areas of clinical medicine, health equity and research.

We are excited to introduce this brand new programming. The applications are expected to open summer of 2022. We are excited to present opportunities for our mentees that are rising high school juniors and seniors through college and the post-bacc years. Most programs will provide a competitive stipend and will run from 8-10 weeks. Bus passes will be provided. We will require full-time residency in Chicago during the summer and a commitment to complete the program from start to finish. Students will NOT be allowed to work elsewhere.

CSIDPAR Programs Available

The programs that are currently available:


Jesse Brown VA Summer Clinical Immersion Scholars Program


Diversity Education and Leadership Fellowship (DEAL) - to apply, click here the JBVA DEAL Fellows Application Form>

Summer MCAT Intensive and Fall MCAT Intensive are pending. Please check back this page (and check often) for updates.


Summer MCAT Program at Northwestern is 10 weeks

Summer Clinical Immersion experience at Jesse Brown VA

There will be summer stipend for both programs.

students from I Am Abel 2022 program called CSIDPAR. Learn more at

The programs will be hosted at Chicago area academic centers and hospitals and will provide the kinds of clinical experiences that are more common amongst medical students. We will also be launching our first ever Developmental MCAT Program which is designed to break the MCAT into a Two Summer Study Plan. All of our programs will incorporate Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills as we believe that success in this area of the MCAT must begin early. Our goal with all of our programming, as always, is to help raise the next generation of healthcare heroes. Be advised that COVID-19 restrictions may alter some programming.