Outreach Programs & Initiatives
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.
BUMC CommunityThe Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) has a long-standing tradition of providing service and education to the public. Together with community stakeholders, we have developed STEM initiatives and programs that primarily focus on providing high school students with educational opportunities and career choices in a variety of different public health and medical fields. There are also programs for elementary and undergraduate students. An overview can be found here.