Program for Medical Students: Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)
The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.
In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking events.
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Eligible participants are first and second year medical students, particularly individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine and/or disadvantaged individuals, in good standing from accredited U.S. medical schools. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.
Program Details and How to Apply
The VRIP application process is currently closed. The 2023 VRIP application cycle will open in September 2022.
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2021 VRIP Student Interns
University of California, Riverside
Mentor: Danile Dinulescu, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Meharry Medical College
Mentor: Meena Nathan, MB, BS, Boston Children's Hospital
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Mentor: Cristina Aguayo-Mazzucato, MD, PhD, Joslin Diabetes Center
Irasema Fonseca Gonzalez
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Mentor: Emily Oken, MD, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Symone Jordan, MPH
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Mentor: Einat Liebenthal, DSc, McLean Hospital
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Mentor: William Meehan, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
Emory School of Medicine
Mentor: Jose Figueroa, MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Brigham and Women's Hospital
Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University
Mentor: Jennifer Huang, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
University of Washington School of Dental Medicine
Mentor: Thomas Tsai, MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brea Willey, MS
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Mentor: Patrizia Vannini, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Mentor: Altaf Saadi, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Morehouse School of Medicine
Mentor: Lori Laffel, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center