IH Summer Scholarship (BUSM I)
NOTE: In order to receive an IH Summer Scholarship, you must be in good academic standing and eligible for promotion to the second year; this means no Fail or Incomplete grades, and a maximum of two Marginal Pass grades.
IH Summer Scholarship
The IH Summer Scholarship supports medical students who undertake research, community health projects, or language immersion programs in the international health setting during the summer between first and second year of medical school. Projects/programs must be completed in a developing country. Funding requirements are as follows:
- Research or Community Health Projects: Students must undertake a full-time 8-week summer research or community health project to be awarded a scholarship. Each award is up to $1500.
- Medical Spanish Immersion Programs: Students are awarded up to $500 to participate in a medical Spanish immersion program for at least 4 weeks. [Go to Medical Spanish Programs for a list of approved programs. Go to Summer Experiences/Projects (1st-Year Students): Central America and South America. Look for Medical Spanish immersion under "Type of Experience."]
Each IH Summer Scholarship application is committee-reviewed and the amount awarded to each student is dependent upon the scope of the project, site location, and budget outlined by the applicant.
To see a sampling of projects funded by the IH Summer Scholarship Program, go to BUSM I Summer Experience Summaries. To be eligible for the IH Summer Scholarship, students are required to attend the IH Mini-Course for BUSM I Students administered by the IH Program at BUSM (via the Office of Enrichment).
Deadline and Application
The deadline for the IH Summer Scholarship is April 5, 2013. Click here for 2013 Application.
Finding a Project and Mentor
Refer to the following web page for guidance on finding a project and mentor: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/ihbusm/research/.