Evans Student Scholars

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

Through the Evans Student Scholars program, the Department of Medicine (DOM) seeks to enhance diversity, inclusion, and social equity, and to promote the DOM’s commitment to excellence and innovation in clinical care, research, and education.

Applications are closed for AY20.

The goals of the Evans Student Scholars program are:

  • Enhance BUSM URG 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 URG medical students.
  • Expose URG students to the field of Internal Medicine, and foster longitudinal mentoring relationships between the Scholars and DOM URG residents, fellows, and faculty.

Program Structure

Target Participants: 4 URG students between years one and two of medical school at BUSM

Time Commitment: 6 weeks from May 18th to June 26th 2020

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 member on a research project
  • Perform a systematic literature review with the assistance of a 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
  • What to do in medical school to be a successful intern/resident
  • Navigating your career in academic medicine as a URG
  • How to be an effective leader
  • Career planning
  • Graceful self-promotion 

Stipend: $5000