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Summer Institute in Geriatric Medicine

This weeklong conference funded by the National Institute of Aging provides medical students from across the United States, who are entering their 3rd or 4th year of medical school, an opportunity to gain exposure to academia and research in geriatric medicine. Activities of the Summer Institute include clinical and research seminars on key geriatrics/aging topics, site visits to research and clinical programs, and small group development of a research proposal. 

The director of the program is the chair of the BMC Section of Geriatrics Director of Research, Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD. Sharon A. Levine, MD is the Institute’s co-directors. Faculty members include nationally recognized academic geriatricians and Boston University faculty conducting aging research.

This program is sponsored by American Geriatrics Society and the Boston University School of Medicine with funding from the National Institute of Aging. Participants in recent years have been very enthusiastic about the value of the program and NIA has committed to funding the Institute through 2016.

A maximum of 20 students will be selected to participate in this program. Full financial support will be provided.

How to Apply

To apply to the Summer Institute in Geriatric Medicine, please visit the institute's websiteApplications for the 2015 Summer Institute are due on January 9, 2015. Inquiries should be directed to: 617.638.6155 or geri.ed@bmc.org


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