BWH STARS PROGRAM
Illuminating Your Future in Health Care
Thank you for your interest in the BWH STARS Program! Our program is currently undergoing a period of transitional leadership and will be taking a short hiatus in Summer 2020. Please check back in on our website periodically for updates and related messages. We look forward to accepting your applications for Summer 2021. Please feel free to direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program is a distinguished summer research opportunity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for underrepresented in medicine (URM)* undergraduate rising juniors and seniors, and first-year medical students with a strong interest in pursuing advanced careers as research scientists, physicians and/or health care professionals. The program recruits students from around the US into an eight-week mentored summer program. The students participate in intensive hands-on training in research methods and practice directly in the labs of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School’s leading researchers.
*Per AAMC guidelines, at BWH, underrepresented in medicine (URM) is defined as African American, Black, Latina/Latino, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native and Native American*
- To provide underrepresented in medicine (URM) medical and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical & translational research projects during the summer at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) under the mentorship of experienced researchers.
- To enhance the research capabilities of URM medical and undergraduate students.
- To encourage these scholars to pursue advanced medical and graduate education and training.