List of 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 oppportunities (for summer after first year, one-year off, etc.).
Research-Specific Resources at Boston University Medical Center
- Medical Student Summer Research Program Description. This program offers approximately 30 competitive $2,750 scholarships to first-year students to complete an 8-week research project with a BUMC faculty member. Applications for the program are due during the spring semester to The Office of Enrichment.
- Healthcare Opportunities for Medical Students. The databases include research and enrichment opportunities inside and outside of BUMC.
- BUMC Clinical Researcher Search (Office of Clinical Research). You may search by B.U. faculty name or research keyword.
- American Public Health Association – Student Assembly (APHS-SA)
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- 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.
- Use Google Search Engine. E.g.: enter “summer oncology research”
- Clinical Research Resources Directory. Provides a list of all the General Clinical Research Centers in the U.S.
- National Institues of Health Student Programs
- BUSM I Summer IH Experience Summaries on International Health Program (BUSM) website.
- Idealist.org. Jobs, volunteer opportunities, etc. with a service-oriented mission.
- List of National Specialty Societies.Comprehensive list of national specialty societies. Many of these societies list summer opportunities for medical students. If you are interested in pursuing a summer experience in a certain specialty, find the respective specialty society’s web site, and browse their resources.
- 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).