We are looking for several Baystate Medical Center faculty mentors who have an active research project(s) that could involve an intern during the summer.
We will match the research interests of the mentors and of the students. If you are interested in being a research mentor for a summer student working on your project, please complete and submit the online Mentor Application by January 31, 2013.
Faculty mentors, or a designee, must be available throughout the 10-week program to monitor progress on student research and provide at least five hours of oversight per week. The faculty mentor is ultimately responsible for the research experience and must provide the necessary work space, computer access, training, and supplies for the Summer Scholar to be successful. The faculty mentor, or a designee, should also attend the student presentations near the beginning and end of the experience. Faculty mentors are expected, if asked, to participate in providing a lecture or lead a discussion for the group of Summer Scholars.
About the Summer Student Scholars Program
The Summer Student Scholars Program provides local students with internships related to clinical research. The program invites applications from medical students, as well as college students interested in working with a Baystate faculty member during 10-week program. The goals are to:
- provide interns with the fundamentals of clinical research design and conduct
- provide interns with practical experience in one or more phases of clinical research
- provide a synergistic environment where students can interact with one another to address research questions and promote independent, self-directed learning
- assist BMC clinical faculty in conducting research
The Summer Student Scholars Program runs from the beginning of June through mid-August. Students receive at $3,500 stipend. Students also participate in a seminar series on research methodologies. Students present their research hypotheses and specific aims at the end of the first week of the program and their results at the conclusion of the program to students, faculty, and mentors.
This program offers students the opportunity to participate in medical research that is part of your larger project but with a research experience that is designed for the student and under the direct mentorship of a full-time faculty member of Tufts University School of Medicine.