Resources for Finding/Funding a Research or Enrichment Experience
The following is a list of resources will assist medical students in finding research or enrichment opportunities.
Resources to Find Research Projects/Mentors at BUMC:
- Begin here: How to Think About Undertaking Research at BUSM (Guidelines for BUSM I)
- BU Profiles: Locate researchers by subject matter keyword, last name, institution, department, etc.
- B.U. Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU CTSI)
- Department Points of Contacts for Medical Students Seeking Research
- Research Resources at BUSM Research website
- BUMC Research Expertise Search Portal
- List of BUSM departments conducting research
- Preceptors & Projects (list of mentors who have worked with students as part of MSSRP)
- B.U. Research: shows depth and breadth of research across entire university
- Research Areas | Centers & Institutes | Labs & Facilities (B.U.-wide resource)
- Medical Student Summer Research Program: This program offers approximately 40 competitive scholarships to first-year students to complete an 7-week research project with a BUMC faculty member.
- Poster Presentations by Medical Students
Searchable Databases for Medical Students
- American Public Health Association – Student Assembly
- Directory of Medical Student Opportunities: The databases include research and enrichment opportunities outside of BUMC.
- Clinical & Research Opportunities (AAMC database) – login required
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Student Internships
- BU Job Board: The Student Employment Job Board lists hundreds of part-time positions in the Greater Boston area, divided by category. Pay can range from min. wage to $20+ per hour.
- Google Search Engine (E.g.: enter “summer oncology research”)
- National Institutes of Health Student Programs
- GH Post-Experience Summaries from BUSM Students on Global Health Program (BUSM) website.
- Idealist.org: Jobs, volunteer opportunities, etc. with a service-oriented mission.
- List of Medical Schools in the U.S.A: If you plan to live in another state during your summer break, you may want to engage in an experience at a medical center near your summer residence. To start your search, find the web site for a medical school near where you will be living, then search their Student Affairs web page and the web site for affiliated medical centers.
- Volunteer Services Department, Boston Medical Center: Volunteer opportunities for students (long or short-term; formal or informal).