Watch a short video about the experiences of the 2011 BWH STARS Program and Four Directions Summer Research Program and see what we’re all about.

The BWH STARS Program is geared towards fostering the interests of underrepresented minority students considering future careers as research scientists, physicians, and healthcare professionals.  BWH STARS provides the students with the opportunity to shadow clinicians and network with members of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Faculty. Additionally, students participate in a number of educational and training seminars designed to enhance their professional development, encourage academic excellence, and introduce the multiple career pathways available in the biomedical sciences.

Program Objectives

*To provide underrepresented minority (URM) medical and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical and translational research projects during the summer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), under the mentorship of experienced researchers.

*To enhance the research capabilities of URM medical and undergraduate students.

*To encourage these scholars to pursue advanced medical and graduate education and training.

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