The month-long Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides high school and university students who are studying medicine/allied health, or who are on an educational track towards such studies, with real-time exposure to Health City’s model of high-quality, low-cost, destination healthcare. The goal of your time with SURF is to develop a detailed plan of care for a “patient”, based on an assigned case study, using our JCI-accredited tertiary care healthcare model.

SURF will improve your research and writing skills and teach you to think critically. Now in its ninth year, SURF is our premier educational program. Past fellows have found themselves well ahead of their peers.

Eligible candidates will be:

  • Caymanian or Permanent Residents
  • High school applicants: must be at least 16 years old and in Year 11, with a demonstrated interest in medicine. (High school students are known as "Junior Fellows")
  • It is generally recommended that high school applicants have predicted science passes of Level 3 or higher but all students will be considered on their own merits.
  • College/university applicants: must be candidates in a degree program related to medical studies (e.g., BSc, BSN, MBBS)
  • It is generally recommended that college students presently have a minimum GPA of 2.50/2nd Class Honours but all students will be considered on their own merits.

SURF Fellows (i.e. college/university students) are eligible for a stipend of CI$1,000. Junior Fellows (high school students) are eligible for a gift certificate to support their technological educational needs.

The application period for SURF 2022 has now closed.