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Preprofessional Opportunities

Tufts University - Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Boston Massachusetts
Deadline: Mid February


Sackler School – Tufts University
Summer Research Program
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111-1800

(617) 636-6767


Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of college and be US citizens or US permanent residents to participate in this summer program. Students who will graduate before the summer program starts are not eligible for BDBS, but might wish to consider our PREP program. The NIH and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences encourage applicants from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences. The NIH has reported that groups under-represented in biomedical or behavioral research include African-American, Hispanic-American or Latino/a, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander and members of economically disadvantaged families and disabled persons.


The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies.  The Program typically begins around Memorial Day and ends in early August.  Trainees also attend scientific seminars and workshops on academic and career guidance, participate in organized social activities, and have free time to explore the Boston area. Trainees receive a $4,000 stipend, travel expenses within the US, and are provided with on-campus housing.