Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences for Undergraduates
2015 BDBS Students at the Museum of Science
The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program provides a mentored, 10-week research intensive experience for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving and engaging field that holds tremendous promise for discoveries that will change the lives of all people by improving detection and treatment of disease. Our country benefits from the diversity of its citizens; a goal of our program is to ensure that the biomedical leaders of the future match this diverse profile
Although the focus of the BDBS training program is the research experience, participants receive training in written and oral communication of scientific data and learn about careers in biomedical science through workshops. They are also given guidance in applying to PhD and MD/PhD programs and interact with postbaccalaureate interns, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees to experience first hand the process of preparing for a career as a leader in biomedical science.
Our trainees are fully supported by a stipend and receive on-campus housing during their training. They also enjoy organized social activities that expose them to the Boston area and help build lasting relationships.
Please see the Summer Research application page for information about eligibility for BDBS and about the online application process.
Studying in Boston
The many academic institutions in Boston create a student-centered atmosphere.
Learn more about Boston
Our Chinatown location adds a unique cultural atmosphere to our school and also provides great restaurants.
View Full Gallery
Jessica Maya presents her poster to Claire Moore.
Charlene Rivera Bonet discusses her work with other BDBS students.
Adeeba Nahrin describes her summer project.
Palak Khanna discusses her work with BDBS Symposium speaker, Marina...
Ashley St. John enjoys the Poster Fair.
Nina Onuoha describes her summer project.
Crystal Colon Ortiz discusses her work with Poster Fair attendees.
Sara Algain discusses her results with other BDBS students.
Kayera Randolph and other BDBS students discuss a successful summer...
Apply to the Sackler School
The priority application deadlines are as follows:
December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs
February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences
March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program
May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development
June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research