MD/PhD Days: Candidates with MD/PhD degrees or PhD-like research experiences who plan research careers following residency are invited to participate in additional sessions on one of the Thursday afternoons prior to the December 14th and January 11th interview days. These sessions have been very popular in the past. They are designed to acquaint applicants with the research and fellowship opportunities in the Boston area and give them a chance to meet several scientists in their areas of interest. The applicants also have dinner with residents who plan to become physician-scientists. The MD/PhD days are entirely optional and are not part of the evaluation process.
Minority Applicant Dinners: Under-represented minority candidates are invited for an informal evening gathering prior to their interview to familiarize them with special opportunities available within the BCRP and discuss any questions they may have about the program or the local community.