Medical Student Addiction Summer Research Program

The 2022 CARE Medical Student Addiction Summer Research Program is now accepting applications. 

This program runs in conjunction with the BU School of Medicine Summer Research Program.

CARE Summer Students 2016
Pictured (left ot right): Karsten Lunze (Program Director), Jules Canfield (former Program Manager), and students

Target Audience

Recruitment and training of motivated first year medical students to participate in 7 to 8 week mentored research projects. While the primary audience comprises of Boston University students, the program also welcomes inquiries from non-medical students and qualified external students.

Program Objectives

  1. The student will gain experience in research design, subject interviewing, data collection, data entry, data analysis, and/or data presentation through a research project.
  2. The student will acquire clinical exposure in harm reduction, screening, diagnosing and treating patients with drug and alcohol problems through multiple observer experiences including a methadone maintenance clinic, office-based opioid treatment with buprenorphine program and inpatient addiction consult service.

Program Curriculum

Additional Information

Funding Opportunities

Summer Student Testimonials

Pictured: Amoli Kulkarni (student)


Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH
Program Director
(617) 414-6933

Ve Truong
Project Manager
(617) 414-6639