Apply to the BWH STARS Program

Applications for BWH STARS 2018 are Now OPEN

BWH STARS 2018 Applications: November 30, 2017 – January 25, 2018! 

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Applications Close: January 25 2018

Decisions Announced: by March 2017

Program Dates for Undergraduates:  June 4, 2018 – August 2, 2018

Program Dates for First Year Medical Students (tentative):  May 28, 2018 – July 26, 2018

All 2018 BWH STARS Required Supporting Materials must be received by our office by:

January 25, 2018

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The BWH STARS Program seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine and meet the following criteria:

  • Member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Latina/Latino, or Native American)
  • US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa
  • Undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student
  • Can provide proof of health insurance coverage

Per AAMC guidelines, at BWH, underrepresented minorities (URM) are defined as African American, Black, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Latina/Latino, and Native American.**


How to Apply:

Prepare & Submit Online Application:

  • Write your Personal Statement – Please describe in at least 400 words your educational and professional goals and how your participation in the BWH STARS Program will assist in meeting your goals. Be sure to articulate your qualifications and reasons for wishing to participate in this program. Please upload your personal statement to the application as a word document or PDF file. Be sure to include your last name as a header on all pages.
  • Choose a Photo (2in x 2in) – jpg less than 1MB
  • Choose 2 Letter of Recommendation Writers and collect their contact information.
  • Complete online application and upload your personal statement and photo
  • Confirm Receipt of Confirmation Email from


Request your Required Supporting Materials and confirm they are to be received by our office by January 25, 2018:

  • 1 Official Transcript from your Current and/or Undergraduate Institution (If you have been at your current institution less than one year, please submit a transcript from your prior institution.)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation – you must make these requests
  • 1 Letter of Good Standing (1st Year Medical Students only)

Acceptable Methods of Submission for Required Supporting Materials:

  • Fax:
    (617) 264-5110
    (Transcripts may not be faxed)
  • Email:
    (Official E-Transcripts ONLY)
    (Letters of Recommendation may be emailed ONLY by the letter writer)
  • Physical Address:
    BWH STARS Program
    1620 Tremont Street, 3-014
    Boston, MA 02120