Division of Newborn Medicine Admission Information

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  • Applicant must be an entering sophomore, junior, or senior of college OR a medical student.

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher supported by an unofficial transcript.

  • Priority is given to medical/dental school students; however, a small number of undergraduate students may be accepted each year.

  • Students who have already participated in the Program are not eligible.

  • U.S. citizens may be eligible for NIH funding.

How to Apply

  • Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014. Please do not submit applications before February 1, 2014. Applications submitted early will not be considered.

  • Students accepted into the program will be notified on March 15, 2014.

  • Complete an Application Form.

  • Return the completed Application Form and a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Program Coordinator. (Please be sure to save the Form to your computer before starting. When completed, attach the file to an email and send it to the address indicated on the Form.)

  • Additional application requirements:

    • Two letters of reference.

    • A personal statement (not exceeding 250 words).

    • An unofficial transcript stating a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

    • Previous work experience and funding is a plus but is not required.


  • The Program provides stipends for students, who are expected to work a minimum of eight weeks, 30-40 hours per week.

  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing.

  • Students are encouraged to apply independently for funding from other sources.

International Applicants

  • If accepted, international applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa. International applicants may be eligible to receive a stipend if their visa allows.

Selection Process

  • Students are selected by the Directors based on an assessment of each student's application, research interests, and mentor availability.

  • Every effort is made to place students with the mentor of their choice.


The Summer Student Research Program of the Harvard Program in Neonatology welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages underrepresented groups to apply.

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