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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 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.

Non-Degree Coursework

Certain didactic courses are available to individuals who are interested in receiving academic credit for Sackler courses without applying to a specific program.

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.

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.

Pathway to the PhD

The Pathway to the PhD (P2P) program is a 3-week mentored, hands-on, research-intensive experience for juniors and sophomores that runs during the January break for UMass Boston undergraduates interested in careers in biomedical research.

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