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 2023 VRIP application process is now open. Please see our flyer for more details about the program.
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2022 VRIP Student Interns
Leila Abdelrahman, MS
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
Mentor: Julie Price, PhD, Professor of Radiology; Ciprian Catana, PhD, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Michael Dang, MS
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Mentor: Marsha A. Moses, PhD, Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital
Elias Eteshola, PhD
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Mentor: Anju Nohria, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Lacey Foster, MS
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Mentor: Samuel J Lin, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Aaliyah Joseph, MS
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Mentor: Zeina Chemali, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Morehouse School of Medicine
Mentor: Meena Nathan, MD, MPH, FRCS, Boston Children’s Hospital
Meharry Medical College
Mentor: Jonathan Gaffin, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Bryan Torres, MS
Tulane University School of Medicine
Mentor: Gezzer Ortega, MD, Instructor of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital