Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP)

The MSSRP program facilitates mentored research projects for motivated first-year BU medical students. This program occurs in the summer between M1 and M2 and enhances medical students’ understanding of biomedical science and clinical research principles. The MSSRP provides a strong foundation in the responsible conduct of research.

If you need help identifying a mentor and project, there are research opportunities.

We also have resources on how to find a mentor , and how to learn more about the research area and determine whether there are resources to support the research. Once you have done all this it is time to contact faculty and ask about research opportunities: How to contact faculty.

Please also contact the program directors for additional information and guidance.

Program contacts:
Isabel Dominguez, PhD,  Director MSSRP, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ana Gregory, Administrative director


My Summer Research Project

"The summer after my first year at BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine had the opportunity to join a research study through a collaboration with the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) and the Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit at BMC."

Rachel Smith


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Medical Student Research Symposium

Students in the MSSRP participate in the Medical Student Research Symposium held in February following the summer of research. The symposium enables all medical students to showcase their research efforts.

Contact Us

Isabel Dominguez, PhD
Director of MSSRP

Ana Gregory, EdM
Administrative Director, MSSRP

To schedule meetings with MSSRP faculty contact Ana Gregory at | 617.358.7476