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 dinners.
*Due to ongoing concerns posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Visiting Research Internship Program will be held virtually from June 24 – July 24 2020.
Visiting Research Internship Program mentor Michael Super, PhD, discusses his research at the Wyss Institute and the role of mentorship in supporting the next generation of translational researchers
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
2020 application process is CLOSED.
2019 VRIP Student Interns | June 3 – July 26, 2019
Daniela Del Campo, Boston University School of Medicine
Mentor: Michael Super, PhD, MSc, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Salma El-Behaedi Essam, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Mentor: Mark Bustoros, MD (Irene Ghobrial, MD - PI), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Alejandro Sarabia Gonzalez, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
Mentor: Senthil K. Muthuswamy, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Darlington Pobee, Morehouse School of Medicine
Mentor: Meena Nathan, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital
Ross O'Hagan, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mentor: Ronilda Lacson, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Ryan Toledo, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Mentor: Carmen Priolo, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
CLOSING CEREMONY PROGRAMS