The STaRS application is currently open  

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Submission deadline is February 1, 2022

STaRS is a dynamic program that is designed to promote more equitable access to graduate education for students historically underrepresented in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances the skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

Each STaRS participant is assigned a faculty mentor and participates in a biomedical research project from a broad range of topics – including heart, lung and blood research. In addition, the STaRS program includes academic enhancement sessions such as article presentations, research skills seminars and workshops, career path discussions and workshops focused on special topics such as oral and written skills, resume and abstract writing, and applying to a PhD program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences. Scholars can also enjoy social and cultural activities in Boston!

The program is grant funded through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH and is run by Boston University’s Graduate Medical Sciences, a recognized leader in graduate education and biomedical research.

 

STaRS offers motivated and academically talented students a valuable opportunity to confirm a strong interest in doctoral studies and a career in research.

COVID-19 Update:

Boston University School of Medicine is currently operating all laboratory facilities at normal capacity. It is our goal to ensure an enriching research experience that adheres to the safety protocols for all university-sponsored research activity, thus we will follow the guidelines for summer programs that will be made available during the Spring semester.

You can refer to Boston University’s coronavirus plans on the university’s Back2BU site for current research guidelines and updates. In 2020 and 2021, the STaRS program was successfully conducted remotely as the COVID-19 pandemic prevented an on-campus experience. Therefore, we are fully equipped to run the program remotely in 2022 should it be needed. All accepted students will be notified of the program format as updates become available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have questions about the program? Please contact us at starsgms@bu.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Training as Research Scholars Program. We hope to hear from you soon!