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Opportunities for Students from Backgrounds Underrepresented in the Health Professions

Disclaimer: The listings here are provided as a benefit and a resource to students. Brown does not endorse or promote any particular third party entity’s program. The linked opportunities will take you to the third party provider’s website where you can obtain information about the specific program. You can then determine on your own whether you are eligible and interested in applying or participating.


Boston, MA--Biomedical Science Careers Program

Boston, MA-- Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology 

Boston, MA--UMass Summer Research Opportunities 

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

New York City, NY--Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

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

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

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

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

New York City, NY--SUNY Downstate Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Baltimore, MD--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--UPenn Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR)

Pittsburgh, PA--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--University of Michigan Dental School Profile for Success Program

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

Cincinnati, OH--University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Chicago, IL--University of Chicago Chicago Academic Medicine Program--CAMP I for rising sophomores; CAMP II for rising juniors

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

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


Nashville, TN--Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program

Multiple Locations or Other Resources

AAMC Summer Health Professional Education Program (SHPEP, FKA SMDEP)

National Association of Advisors for Health Professions (NAAHP) Summer Opportunities 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