BMRCA Program

BMRCA Program

Biomedical Research Career Award

Appropriate for college students, recent graduates, or medical students interested in biomedical research careers, the Biomedical Research Career Award Program (BMRCA) offers students a combined mentored research experience and educational program in clinical investigation within a group of world-class clinical researchers in human reproduction. 

Overview
The Biomedical Research Career Award Program (BMRCA) is typically 12 months in duration but on occasion may last a second year when a project’s pace dictates. It may occur in the middle of college, between college and medical school, or during medical school. Since this is not a strict employment situation but rather an educational experience, no salary will be paid. However, stipends may be provided depending on the availability of resources and the chosen research project.

It is our experience that the educational experience is significantly diluted if students take other course work outside of Mass General. However, there may be specific instances in which courses in statistics or other research techniques may be appropriate. There is no additional stipend to support the tuition for any such courses. Course enrollment must be discussed in advance with the mentor, and time away from the lab during key working hours must be a serious consideration.