Outreach Programs & Initiatives
In addition, GMS collaborates with partners across the university to support or sponsor the following:Career Expo for Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC)
Programs for Undergraduate Students
- Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS): Graduate Medical Sciences offers a summer research program to academically talented high school students who aspire to become medical or research scientists. This program is funded by the NIH.
- BEST BET (funded by NSF INCLUDES): BEST BET draws upon the expertise of five research-intensive institutions that have developed innovative programming in career and professional development for doctoral and postdoctoral trainees in biomedical research. The goal of the project is to expand the scope and leverage the work so as to engage students earlier in their career exploration.
Programs for Post-baccalaureate Students
- BU PREP: Funded by the NIH, the BU Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is a year-long program for recent bachelor’s degree recipients that prepares researchers for admission to PhD programs. The program aims to provide an environment that enhances personal and scientific development for students traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.