Volume 2-Spring 1997
High School Students
Project Success: Opening The Door to Biomedical Careers places
minority high school students living in Cambridge or Boston in HMS, Harvard-affiliated
or bio-technology laboratories for a paid summer work experience. Deadline
for applications is March 7, 1997. Contact the Minority Faculty Development
Program at 432-0161.
The Division of Medical Sciences at HMS offers two programs. Contact Jocelyn
Spragg at 432-1342.
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) sponsors the Biological Research
Program for Minority Undergraduates during the summer following their
sophomore or junior years. Applicants must be minority US citizens or permanent
residents and committed to research careers in the biological sciences.
Stipend and rooming included. Deadline for applications is February 28,
1997. Call Ruth Kenworthy at 432-4470.
- Four Directions Summer Research Program for adult Native Americans.
Transportation, lodging, food-allowance and stipends are provided to
- Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program for minority and/or
female students with previous research experience who are US citizens
or resident aliens.
The Minority Medical Education Program of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
offers a six-week summer educational experience to help promising, highly
motivated underrepresented minority students gain admission to medical
schools. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a 3.0-4.0 GPA, SAT score>950,
have completed at least one year of college, and be a pre-med student.
Deadline is April 1, 1997. Call (202) 828-0401.
The Summer Fellowship Program for Undergraduates at Harvard University's
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology provides summer laboratory
and research experiences to qualified students from underrepresented cultural
groups. Deadline is March 15, 1997. For more information contact 495-2305.
Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Summer Enrichment Program in Health Services Management sponsored
by the HSPH gives ethnic minority junior and senior college students and
first year graduate students the opportunity to learn about a career in
health services management. Placement sites are at HSPH and other locations
throughout US. Contact Cassandra Simmons at 432-1036.
Merck Summer Research Trainee Program at Massachusetts General
Hospital introduces underrepresented minority college, medical and graduate
students to biomedical research and clinical medicine. Deadline for applications
is March 1, 1997. Contact Robin Glover at 724-3831.
Medical Students and/or Dental Students
Prematriculation Summer Enrichment and Minority Faculty Development
exposes minority students to research and its clinical relevance to clinical
medicine. Participants receive a stipend, housing in the medical-area
dormitory, and payment for transportation to Boston. Eligibility limited
to minority students who have been admitted to HMS or HSDM. Does not require
prior research experience. Contact Rosa Soler or Alvin Poussaint in the
Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs at HMS, 432-1572.
Visiting Clerkship Program, HMS. Offers one-month clerkships
year-round to 4th year and qualified 3rd year underrepresented minority
students from US medical schools. Provides funds for transportation and
housing, assigns faculty advisors, and offers academic and social interactions
in HMS community. Contact Cathleen Dunham at 432-4422.
Specialty Student Conference
The Biomedical Science Careers Project will sponsor a conference for high
school minority students (sophomores & juniors only) on Saturday, April
5, 1997 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Skills for the Future: How to Get
There From Here is an interactive conference that will take place
at the Conference Center of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on
100 Summer St. Pre-registration required. Contact Lise Kaye, Executive
director, BSCP at (617) 432-0552 for application. Deadline is March 7,