BCBI has educational opportunities for high school students, undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, and medical residents and fellows. If you are interested in working with us, either through a research experience (short- or long-term), independent study, or through one of our formal programs, please contact us.

Research Experiences

  • Opportunities for summer, semester-long, and longer term projects are available for undergraduates (including those in Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education), graduate students, medical students, and medical residents and fellows

RAMP (Research Assistantship in Medicine Pipeline) Program

The Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics (BCBI), in conjunction with Alpert Medical School (AMS), is pleased to announce the establishment of the BCBI Research Assistantship in Medicine Pipeline (RAMP). Similar to PLME Summer Research Assistantship (SRA) program, undergraduate students in Brown University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) will be able to apply to RAMP in order to complete a paid research experience over the course of a summer. Stipends are of equivalent value to SRAs at $3,500 per year for a commitment of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks between June and August. RAMP aims to provide a team-based approach to the student’s research experience within the field of biomedical informatics. PLME students will work primarily with motivated medical students whose established research projects have been selected by BCBI leadership through a competitive process. Each year, BCBI will publish several proposals for RAMP applicants to apply to, which will be made available on this website annually. Students will be able to apply to multiple RAMP proposals with ranking order. PLMEs who participate in RAMP will develop a working relationship with BCBI leadership, participate in BCBI educational opportunities, and attend BCBI networking events—all of which, are designed to prepare the student to more readily lead their own biomedical informatics research projects once matriculated to AMS. Since the application processes are competitive, students may choose to apply to both RAMP and SRA in the same year; however, the experiences are mutually exclusive, and therefore, students may only choose a single experience per year. RAMP is funded by the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics. Please note: The applications for summer 2019 will be due in February 2019.