Monday, June 3, 2013

Apply to Campus Visitation Programs!

Apply to tour a campus with graduate programs in the biomedical sciences! 
If accepted, all expenses to visit are covered.

Visit the University of Colorado Boulder by applying to their campus visit!

Visit Indiana University's campus and learn more about their PhD programs!!! Deadline to apply for this opportunity is September 6!

Apply to Preview the University of Minnesota. Deadline to apply is August 11.

Apply to visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Deadline to apply is August 2.

Campus Visit Program @
University of Florida

HBI Visitation Program @

Harvard University 
Recruitment Events

McNair offers a page of listings for 
additional campus visitation programs

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

See this Quarterly Update from NIH; upcoming seminars and training opportunities available!

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is pleased to send you this quarterly update on training opportunities in the NIH Intramural Research Program.  We invite you to explore our opportunities for trainees at all educational levels and hope you will also take advantage of our online career resources, including videocasts on the academic and industry job search process, non-bench careers, the career exploration process and the graduate/professional school application and interview processes. I wanted to be sure you are aware of the following up-coming opportunities:

For Current Grad students and Postdocs
·      You’re invited!  The NIH Career Symposium happens May 14 from 8:00am to 5:00pm. This event highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers.  The event is open to students and postdocs from all universities and colleges. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Alan Leshner from AAAS, and more than 60 PhD scientists in diverse employment sectors will share their career experiences.  The day will end with skills sessions to ensure that attendees take home the basics of resumes writing, interviewing, networking, negotiating and more.
·      The NIH is searching for outstanding grad students to join our Postdoc programs.  Please consider joining us for the NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference, October 6 - 8, 2013 on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  Students  selected to participate spend two days discussing their research through poster sessions, meeting other students from around the U.S., learning about the research being done at NIH, and exploring postdoctoral training opportunities on the NIH campuses.  The Conference will be held in conjunction with the NIH Research Festival, which highlights recent significant biomedical advances made at the NIH. For additional details regarding the NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference and directions on applying please go to

For Undergrad Students
·      The 2013 NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair (July 17, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on the Bethesda campus of the NIH) provides an opportunity for college students and recent college graduates to meet with representatives of  more than 130 graduate and professional school programs from across the country. The Fair will also include workshops on getting to graduate and/or professional school and informational programs on public health, psychology, and master’s degree programs.  You are invited, whether you are currently part of an NIH program or not. Registration information will be available later this spring.
·      If you are an undergraduate looking to develop additional research skills during a gap year (or two) check out the NIH Postbac IRTA Program and our NIH Academy, a supplement to the NIH postbac program focused on health disparities. Applications are accepted year round, but we recommend that you apply six-nine months prior to the time that you would hope to begin the program  NIH postbacs are highly recruited by graduate and professional schools and we provide significant advice and assistance through the decision-making, application, and interview process.

For Everyone
·       Dr. Francis Collins is slated to give a seminar and you are invited! Although the seminar will take place in Bethesda, it will be videocast live. Dr. Collins will share his science and a bit about his thoughts on the future of science and career opportunities for students and fellows.  Watch our Web site for more information on joining us in person or by video.

The NIH intramural program also welcomes postdoctoral fellows and graduate students through the Graduate Partnerships Program. Current postdoc openings are listed online. Please note that scholars of all nationalities are eligible to come to the NIH as graduate students and postdocs.

In addition to the many archived science career development videos, we will be videocasting a number of workshops live from the Bethesda campus over the summer. See the list below for up-coming videocasts. Please do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have questions about research training opportunities in the NIH Intramural Research Program.

With best wishes on behalf of your friends at the NIH OITE,

Dr. Sharon L. Milgram
Director, NIH OITE

UP-COMING CAREER DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS (Register as a guest if you wish to receive the slides in advance of the presentation).

Graduate School Overview Jun 18, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Medical School Overview  Jun 25, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UP-COMING CAREER PANELS (Registration links coming soon!)
Careers in Tech Transfer (Panel discussion) June 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions will be on campus for an Information Session to meet with potential students and explain their graduate programs.

 MGH Institute of Health Professions
Thursday, April 18th
Campus Center, 2nd floor, room 2545

MGH Institute of Health Professions is an innovative graduate school with programs in Physical Therapy, and Communication Sciences, Disorders, Speech and Language Pathology, and Nursing.  It was founded by the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and operates within Partners HealthCare.  As one of the leading health professions graduate schools in Boston, MGH Institute actively recruits students to develop a more diverse and culturally competent workforce. 

The Institute is continually striving to meet the growing demands of health care reform; serve the unmet needs of underrepresented groups and prepare the next generation of health care leaders.  To meet these goals, MGH Institute is seeking top quality, talented and culturally diverse applicants to our graduate programs. 

Interested students should plan on attending to learn more about Direct-Entry programs in their health professions programs.  Students are asked to kindly register for the event on MyCareerOnline.  I am happy to provide more information should you wish.  Please email me at  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Invitations for students interested in grad school to visit campuses!

The Psychology Sneak Peek is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

A research conference and expo for current college juniors/seniors considering graduate school

Friday, March 29, 2013

U Michigan is accepting applications to their PREP Program until April 19.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Consider applying to the two summer undergraduate research programs (NIH and SURE), run in parallel, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This will be the 21st year of the program with over 350 former participants, many of whom have continued in careers in biomedical research with over 265 publications listing former participants as authors and co-authors. Specific information about the program and the online application is on this flyer or may be found at the website (   All inquiries should go

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

The program is a 10 week immersion into the life of a research scientist, including a closely mentored 10 week research project, regular lab meetings, seminar series, professional development and career workshops, research symposium and poster session, cultural and scientific enrichment activities, and recreational activities.

This program has rolling admissions,  but apply early!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Genome Research Summer Internship

Summer Internship for Genome Research at Harvard Medical School
Deadline: March 15, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Deadline to Submit Abstract for the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Research Conference:

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Broad Institute Research Opportunity

The Broad Institute’s Diversity Initiative located in Cambridge, MA is launching an academic year research opportunity for students attending colleges/universities in the local area beginning February 2013 or earlier.If you are interested in exploring genomics and/or biomedical research, please read further and apply now!
The Broad
Broad scientists use genomic information to study human evolution, population and disease genetics, cellular networks, and the biology and evolution of pathogens. Our research draws on students and scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds, including: computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. Check out our website for .

The Program
Our academic year undergraduate research program funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is designed for underrepresented minority students with an interest in biomedical research. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 8 hours a weekduring the academic year in a laboratory at the Broad Institute, where they will perform original scientific research with a mentor.

In addition to a stipend (paid per hour), the program also offers a small research supply budget, and funding to present your research at local, regional or national conferences. The program also features components to support academic and career development. If eligible, students are encouraged to participate for multiple semesters.

Program Eligibility
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a four-year college with a graduation date of December 2013 or later, possess an interest in pursuing an advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D .or M.D./Ph.D.), and major in physical, biological, or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Applicants must also be a US Citizen or permanent resident and a member of an underrepresented minority (African-American, Latino/Hispanic-American, or Native American).

Program Application
If interested, please send resume and cover letter  In your cover letter, please also briefly describe your long term career goals and your research interests as they overlap with the Broad research areas. To learn more about the Broad Institute’s Diversity Initiative, visit .  

We are looking to extend an opportunity to at least three students beginning February or earlier! Apply Now!

If you are already committed for the spring term, we also offer a summer research program. See our website for more details on how to apply to our summer program.