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The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) offers a robust and varied introduction to the world of nephrology for the undergraduate college student who is considering a career in science or medicine. The Program is primarily a research-based experience but includes a core curriculum that addresses the basic science and clinical fundamentals and challenges in the field. The Program spans the nephrology divisions of four Harvard-affiliated hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston’s Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The Program runs for approximately 8 weeks each summer.

Program Specifics
  • The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) is a summer program for college undergraduates which offers 8 weeks of research, housing accommodations and $1000 stipend to participants
  • Work with world class investigators at Harvard Medical School
  • Experience how kidney disease affects lives throughout unique clinical experiences
  • Attend weekly core curriculum sessions which introduces the functions and dysfunctions of the kidney
  • Present your research at a national student symposium.
Acceptance Requirements
  • GPA 3.4 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree seeking program
  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder)
  • Must be committed to entire 8+ week program (approximately June 1- August 1)
  • Research experience preferred, but not required
  • NOTE: Each finalist will have a brief phone interview.
  • Applications for summer 2019 are open. (Deadline Extended to January 31, 2019)

Application Procedure:

Interested students should email the Harvard Summer Research Program at with the following:

  • Official school transcripts
  • Resume
  • Copy of government issued ID, acceptable IDs include your state  ID, driver’s license or  passport
  • 2X2 headshot photo
  • 2 academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

Transcripts may also be mailed to the Harvard Summer Research Program at 75 Francis Street, MRB4, Boston, MA, 02115

Personal Statement Requirements

The essay should describe in 400-750 words the students educational and professional goals and how their participation in the Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine will assist in meeting their goals. Students should articulate their qualifications and their reasons for wishing to participate in this program. A header should be on all pages with the student’s last name.

Upon receipt of your email, students will receive a fillable PDF application that they must complete and email back to to complete their application.

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