Evans Student Scholars

Evans Student Scholars is an intensive 6-week career development program for Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) under-represented minority in medicine (URM) medical students between their first and second years.

The goal of the Evans Student Scholars is to enhance diversity and inclusivity in the Department of Medicine (DOM), to promote the DOM’s commitment to excellence and innovation in clinical care, research, and education.

Applications are accepted from February 1st to March 20th, 2017. Please complete the form below to apply.

In the summer of 2017, the DOM will pilot the Evans Student Scholars with the following goals:

  • Enhance BUSM URM student exposure to clinical medicine and participation in scholarly activities during the summer between the BUSM first and second years.
  • Guide student scholars in developing strategies to successfully navigate a career in academic medicine.
  • Enrich self-efficacy and an understanding of academic medicine career paths, enhance access to available resources, and promote professional development of BUSM URM medical students.
  • Expose URM students to the field of Internal Medicine, and foster longitudinal mentoring relationships between the Scholars and DOM URM residents and faculty.


Pilot Year Program Structure

Target Participants: 2 URM students between years one and two of medical school at BUSM

Time Commitment: 6 weeks from May 22nd to June 30th, 2017

Clinical medicine experience

  • Shadow attending physicians and residents in inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Practice gathering patient information and presentation skills

Contribute to a research team

  • Collaborate with Department of Medicine faculty on a research project
  • Perform a systematic literature review with the assistance of URM mentor and medical librarian

Mentorship from residents, faculty, and departmental leaders

  • One-on-one mentorship on a scholarly project
  • Career mentoring and planning based on student’s goals
  • Understanding of resources available through Student Affairs, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and other BUSM offices

Career development workshops

  • How to conduct a systematic literature review
  • Creating an effective CV
  • Public speaking and preparing academic talks
  • Academic writing
  • Creating a developmental network and conducting informational interviews
  • Time management
  • Navigating your career in academic medicine as a URM
  • How to be an effective leader
  • Graceful self-promotion 

Stipend: $2400/student

Evans Student Scholars

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