Clinical Informatics and Data Science Research Program

Data Science Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine


The Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Shapiro Institute) is pleased to sponsor the 2020 Clinical Informatics and Data Science Research Program for underrepresented minorities in medicine. The goal of the program is to provide interested medical students with an in-depth exposure to clinical informatics and data science research early on in their medical school education.

Clinical informatics is a relevant and rapidly evolving subspecialty that can be entered from any primary specialty. Physicians of today are faced with the challenge of integrating their clinical practices with electronic health records and understanding the role of the data they generate in research. The Shapiro Institute is committed to preparing our future physicians with the tools they need to navigate a clinical environment that will use artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and clinical decision support to augment patient care.

We are encouraging students who identify as underrepresented minorities in medicine and have a strong interest in research, data science, and clinical innovation to apply to our 6-8 week (May-July 2020) summer program. We are offering six funded positions, including travel, housing, and living expenses while in Boston to support medical students accepted into the program. We follow the AAMC’s definition of underrepresented minorities in medicine.

Important Dates

Program Dates: May 2020 - July 2020 (flexible)
Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020
Decision Notices Sent Out: Friday, February 28, 2020