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Faculty and Student

The Sackler School offers several opportunities to take courses and to participate in research to individuals who have not applied or matriculated into one of our degree programs.

Certificate in Clinical & Translational Science

The Certificate in Clinical & Translational Science Program was developed by the Clinical & Translational Science Program faculty and is offered as a partnership between the Sackler School and the Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The program is specifically designed for physicians and health care professionals who seek training in clinical research but do not wish to commit to a degree program.

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Special Students

Special Student status allows individuals to register for Sackler courses without applying to a specific graduate program. A special student could be an employee of Tufts University, a graduate of a Sackler School program or other programs at Tufts, or someone who is not a member of the Tufts community.

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Visiting Students

Visiting Student are students who are conducting research at the Sackler School while enrolled in another university. All students who are seeking a degree elsewhere based on research conducted in a laboratory affiliated with the Sackler School are required to be registered as a Visiting Student.

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Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Our summer research program, Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS), requires that participants are US citizens or US permanent residents. The NIH and the Sackler School encourage applications from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences.

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Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program (PREP)

The Sackler School offers a mentored research experience designed to prepare individuals who have completed bachelor’s degree training for MD/PhD or PhD study. Applicants must be US citizens or US permanent residents. The NIH and the Sackler School encourage applications from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences.

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Explore Boston

Public Garden

Boston is a great walking city.  Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Newbury Street are just a few exciting destinations.

Health Science Campus

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The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.

Studying in Boston

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The many academic institutions in Boston create a student-centered atmosphere.
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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