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Teach Lab

About the Teach Lab program

Teach Lab is an opportunity for rising sophomore students to learn and practice many of the skills used in biomedical research. This 10-week summer program is recommended for undergraduate students who think they will pursue laboratory internship experiences as part of their preparation for medical or dental school.

During Teach Lab, students will:

  • Receive hands-on instruction in common laboratory techniques (e.g., solution and gel preparation, cell culture, ELISA and much more)
  • Receive instruction that helps them understand research concepts and experimental design
  • Learn the fundamentals of documenting one’s work in a laboratory notebook

Program Details


Summer program between freshman and sophomore year.

Demonstrated Disadvantaged Background

  • Pell Grant Eligible
  • First generation student to attend college


To be eligible, students must be of a demonstrated disadvantaged background and have successfully completed one year of undergraduate studies at the UW including at least one year-long series in calculus or science with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A stipend is provided.

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Matriculated full-time UW student (12 credits/quarter) in a baccalaureate degree program
  • Demonstrated commitment and/or interest in serving minority and disadvantaged communities (i.e., have you volunteered, participated in research, or engaged in community service in such settings)

Academic Requirements

  • Freshmen (0-44 credits earned at the UW; *Running Start and transfer students expecting to graduate from the UW in the next 3 years):
  • Minimum GPA of 2.6 in college science and math introductory courses
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better
  • Completion of introductory math & science series: MATH 120 and above. CHEM 142 and above.

The application period for this year is not yet opened. Please visit this page at another time, or email to express your interest and be notified through our mailing list.