2011 Four Directions Summer Research Program Application
Program Dates - June 2011 - August 2011


The Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital Four Directions Summer Research Program is an opportunity for undergraduate Native American students interested in a career in medicine or biomedical research. The program is designed by and run by Native American medical students and faculty. The focus of this program is an eight-week laboratory based research experience working with a senior member of the Harvard Faculty. We also provide counseling towards careers in health professions and networking opportunities with leaders in medical education and minority health. Participants also have the option of observing clinical sessions, such as in the emergency department and primary care offices.

No previous research experience is required, however we do require at least one introductory science class. Selection criteria for the program are not dependent on grades or test scores, but are instead focused on the applicant's motivation, potential, and commitment to the Native Community. We strongly encourage exceptional students from rural state colleges, tribal colleges, and community colleges to apply.

There are no fees for participants. Airfare, lodging, and living stipend will be provided. Research topics are contingent upon lab availability and cannot be selected by the applicant.

For the 2012 Program please apply online at: http://bwhcfdd.partners.org/Listing.aspx?courseId=74

Applications accepted from 11/01/2010 8AM to 02/05/2011 11PM.