Brigham and Women’s Hospital: STARS Program

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Now in its 10th year, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital STARS Program (BWH STARS) recruits underrepresented minority (URM) college and first-year medical students from around the US for a mentored, eight-week summer program.

The program consists of intensive hands-on training in research methods and practice in the labs of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and with Harvard Medical School’s leading researchers — again working with the guidance of a mentor. Other elements include clinical shadowing; PD sessions (on everything from Professionalism, Body Language and Non-verbal Cues, and Presentation and Interview Skills … to Medical School and Ph.D. Program Admission process tips); faculty and administrator career talks; weekly circle-ups to discuss ideas and challenges during the program; networking events and more.