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Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Summer Research Program for Undergraduates


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program provides a mentored, 10-week research intensive experience for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving and engaging field that holds tremendous promise for discoveries that will change the lives of all people by improving detection and treatment of disease. Our country benefits from the diversity of its citizens; a goal of our program is to ensure that the biomedical leaders of the future match this diverse profile.

Although the focus of the BDBS training program is the research experience, participants receive training in written and oral communication of scientific data and learn about careers in biomedical science through workshops. They are also given guidance in applying to PhD and MD/PhD programs and interact with postbaccalaureate interns, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees to experience first hand the process of preparing for a career as a leader in biomedical science.

Our trainees are fully supported by a stipend and receive on-campus housing during their training. They also enjoy organized social activities that expose them to the Boston area and help build lasting relationships.


Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
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Participating Institution(s):
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Tufts University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Biology
Cellular Biology
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physiology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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