Please note: The program director will select a research position for you based on the research interests described in your statement of objectives, current skillset, and previous research experience.



Your application must be submitted electronically through the Application Form. An application includes:

  • A complete application form, including a statement of objectives listing details of any applicable research experience.
  • An official transcript from your college or university.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or research supervisors who are familiar with you as a student.



The program requires that applicants submit transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. We highly recommend applicants request their college or university registrar email official e-transcripts to

Alternatively, official hard copy transcripts may be mailed by your Registrar to:

ATTN: Summer Institute
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115


Recommendation Letters

Please ask your references to submit recommendation letters electronically through the Recommendation Form by January 31, 2022. They will be subject to identity verification as necessary. Alternatively, recommendations covering the topics mentioned in the form may also be emailed to



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