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 2022 ·         No
·         will be a Senior in college starting in the Fall of 2022  ·         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, or I am in medical school and I have the available time required by the program ·         Yes
·         am in a school outside of the US territories ·         No

“Can a non-US citizen apply?”

An eligible applicant must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident (also known as a Green Card Holder), granted refugee or asylee status by the U.S. government or recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

“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?”

MGH also offers other summer research internship opportunities for current undergraduates and recent graduates. If you’d like to be notified when more opportunities are available, please provide your email at this form

There are also 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?”


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?”


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.

“How is UiM defined for SRTP?”

Underrepresented in medicine (UiM) for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to be underrepresented in biomedical research (relative to their numbers in the general population). These groups may include Latino/Hispanic, African-American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives, among others. Sources: AAMCNIH and the NSF

Please ONLY apply if:

  • Your expectations align with ours! SRTP is an exciting and demanding program, which will require your full-time attention and dedication. We have high expectations of our students and we encourage you to have high expectations of the program.
  • You are 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.