Level of education / training eligibility at the time of application

If I am in one of the left categories below, am I eligible to apply?

If I…

Am I eligible?

·         am a currently a Freshman or Sophomore in college ·         No
·         will be a Junior in college starting in the Fall of 2019 ·         No
·         will be a Senior in college starting in the Fall of 2019  ·         Yes
·         am currently in a Master’s Program ·         Yes
·         am currently in a post-baccalaureate program ·         Yes
·         am a college graduate in my gap year(s) before medical school ·         Yes
·         am in a school outside of the US or Puerto Rico ·         No

“Can a non-US citizen apply?”

No. Eligibility requires applicants to be a US citizen or a permanent resident.

“Can I apply if I am attending a Foreign School?”

Unfortunately, we only accept applications from applicants attending schools  only in the United States and Puerto Rico

“I’m not eligible for SRTP because I am college freshman or sophomore. Can you suggest any other summer programs?”

A number of other Harvard affiliated summer programs with different eligibility requirements can be found online by searching for “Harvard Summer Research Programs”.  Programs are not listed in only one location.

“Is there a GPA Requirement?”

No. We select the SRTP cohort through a holistic review process.  While there is no minimum GPA, the national pool of applicants is very competitive.

“Do I need to have health insurance during the program?”

Yes. If accepted to the program, you will be working at MGH and thus will need to submit proof of health insurance coverage.  As an employer, MGH must comply with all new federal and state law health insurance requirements.

Please DO NOT apply if:

  • You are looking for a free summer vacation (We have high expectations of our students! This is an exciting and demanding program, which will require your full-time attention and dedication.) 
  • You can not take your eyes off your cell phone, tablet, or laptop during a seminar or lecture 
  • You won’t be able to attend the mandatory 8 week program period. Exceptions may be made if you have extenuating circumstances, such as conflicts with medical school dates.

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