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Student Researcher interested in Kidney Medicine

The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) offers a robust and varied introduction to the world of nephrology for the undergraduate college student who is considering a career in science or medicine. We are committed to building a talented and diverse kidney research community of tomorrow. As part of that commitment, we encourage students who are part of the underrepresented groups in medicine (URM)* to apply.
* Underrepresented in medicine (URM) 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: AAMC and NIH.


  • 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 (approximately May 31st, 2020 - August 7th, 2020)
  • Research experience preferred, but not required
  • NOTE: Each finalist will have a brief phone interview.


  • The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) is a summer program for college undergraduates which offers 8 weeks of research, free housing accommodations, stipend to participants and an all expense paid trip to present your work at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas at the end of the summer.
  • 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