PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS: VISITING RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (VRIP)
The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.
In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.
Eligible participants are first and second year medical students, particularly underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged individuals, in good standing from accredited U.S. medical schools. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.
Program Details and How to Apply:
The application deadline for summer of 2014 is January 24, 2014. To receive an application, contact Rachel Milliron, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email email@example.com.
June 2, 2014: VRIP Students Arrive
June 3, 2014: VRIP Students Orientation
July 24, 2014: VRIP Students Final Presentations and Closing Ceremonies
July 25, 2014: VRIP Students Depart
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Welcome to the Program for Faculty Development and Diversity’s
2013 VRIP and SCTRP Interns
This summer ten college students and six medical school students from across the United States are in Boston to receive an immersive experience in clinical and translational science through two summer internship programs offered by the Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity (PFDD). More ...
2013 VRIP Students
Harvard Catalyst VRIP Interns - 2013
Left to Right: Travis Marshall; Terrance Moreau; Vivian Ortiz; Arwa Mohammad; Gabriel Kim; Azza Abdalla
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Azza Abdalla, Medical University of South Carolina
Mentor: George Church, PhD*; Yoav Mayshar, PhD; Harvard Medical School – Genetics/Church Lab
Gabriel Kim, Howard University College of Medicine
Mentor: Sean Megason, PhD; Nikolaus Obholzer, PhD; Harvard Medical School – Systems Biology
Travis Marshall, University of Washington School of Medicine
Mentor: Luk Vandenberghe, PhD; Massachuetts Eye and Ear Infirmary & Schepens Eye Research Institute
Arwa Mohammad, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Mentor: Ronilda Lacson, MD, PhD**; Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Center for Evidence-Based Imaging
Terrance Moreau, Boston University School of Medicine
Mentor: Peter Tonellato PhD**; Harvard Medical School Center for Biomedical Informatics
Vivian Ortiz, Meharry Medical College
Mentors: Camilia Martin, MD* and Steven Freedman, MD, PhD*; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
* indicates returning mentor
** indicates multi-year mentor
The Program for Faculty Development and Diversity seeks to emphasize the recruitment and retention of a diverse Clinical Translational Workforce as a top priority throughout Harvard Catalyst in governance, programming, training and resource allocation.