In addition to your faculty mentored research project, you will participate in a variety of activities designed to exposure you to careers in medicine, public health, and biomedical science; while also providing you with a tool set to pursue those careers.

Weekly career development seminars

These career development seminars provide an opportunity for you to interact in a small group setting with senior faculty from Harvard Medical School. You will learn what it is like to run a large basic science research lab, or to work as a health care administrator (such as being a President of a hospital), or to be a medical educator focused on teaching medical students, or to be a full time clinician seeing patients in the hospital every day.

Skills workshops

We will provide you with all the information needed to apply to medical or graduate school. You will meet with leaders from the Office of Admissions at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, learning what is required to enter M.D. programs, PhD programs, and Masters in Public Health (MPH) programs. We also provide seminars to help with public speaking and scientific writing, all essential components of a successful future career.

Talking circles

The students meet with the program director every week to talk about the program, to share experiences and challenges, and to develop bonds as a group all reaching for a common goal.

Social networking events

These take place in the evenings and weekends, and involve a wide range of settings. This can range from outings to local beaches, to BBQs at the homes of our faculty, to dinners at local restaurants. These provide an opportunity for you to relax and continue to develop relationships with others in the Harvard community.