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Opportunities for Students from Backgrounds Under-Represented in the Health Professions

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Brown's LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 designations do not permit off-campus travel for volunteer and service activities. Level 1 also restricts off-campus employment.

(Sorted by Proximity to Brown)


Boston--Biomedical Science Careers Program

Boston-- Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology 

Boston--UMASS Summer Research Fellowship

Farmington, CT--College Summer Fellowship Program, University of Connecticut Medical School

New York City--Albert Einstein College of Medicine Minority Student Summer Research Program

New York City--Albert Einstein College of Medicine Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

New York City--Columbia University Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST) 

New York City-- Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Scholars Program

New York City--Weill Cornell Medical School’s Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

Brooklyn--SUNY Downstate Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Baltimore--Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program (SIP)

Camden, NJ-- Cooper Medical School at Rowan University Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment Program (PULSE) 

Philadelphia, PA--Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR)

Pittsburgh--Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP) at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System

Virginia-- UVA Summer Medical Leadership Program (SMLP) at University of Virginia School of Medicine



Ann Arbor, MI: Profile for Success Program, University of Michigan Dental School

Ann Arbor, MI--UM-SMART Summer Undergraduate Research Program (of particular interest to students considering MD/PhD programs)

Cincinnati--Summer Undergraduate Reserach Fellowship (SURF) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Chicago--Chicago Academic Medicine Program--CAMP I for rising sophomores; CAMP II for rising juniors (University of Chicago)

Chicago--Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research--PSOMER for rising seniors  or graduates preparing for a post-baccalaureate program (University of Chicago)

Des Moines -- Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program --Health PASS (Des Moines University)


Nashville--Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program

Multiple Locations or Other Resources

AAMC Summer Health Professional Education Program (SHPEP, ex-SMDEP)

*** RECORDING of the December 2020 SHPEP Application process webinar

*** RECORDING of January Week in teh Life of a SHPEP Scholar webinar

National Association of Advisors for Health Professions Summer Opportunities for Disadvantaged and Minority Students Listings

National Medical Fellowships (NGO)

Mount Sinai Global Health Disparities Research Training Program

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program list of summer programs (An AAMC Campaign to Increase Diversity in Medicine)

Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Pathways to Science- Research Programs and Scholarships

CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program