The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) will offer 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 will primarily be a research-based experience but will include a core curriculum that addresses the basic science and clinical fundamentals and challenges in the field. The Program will span 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 will run for 8 weeks each summer and will enroll 14 students per session.

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 (June 1- August 1)
  • Research experience preferred, but not required
  • NOTE: Each finalist will have a brief interview over the phone.
  • Applications for summer 2017 are CLOSED as of December 31, 2016.
  • Note to FRESHMEN: Transcripts portion of application can be submitted after January 1st 2017; we are aware these documents are often not available until that time.