2021 BWH STARS Program Applications and All Required Supporting Materials must be received by our office by Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Prepare & Submit Online Application

1.) Write your answers to the Essay Questions.

  • Please describe what you would like to get out of your research experience with the BWH STARS Program (150 words or less).
  • Please describe your educational and professional goals and how your participation in the BWH STARS Program will assist in meeting your goals. Be sure to articulate your qualifications and reasons for wishing to participate in this program (400-750 words).

2.) Choose a Photo (2in x 2in) - png or jpg less than 100KB.

3.) Choose 2 Letter of Recommendation Writers and collect their contact information.

4.) Request an electronic copy of your official transcript be sent to:

5.) Complete online application and upload your photo.

6.) Look for the confirmation screen after submitting your application confirming its successful submission.

7.) Request your Required Supporting Materials and confirm they are to be received by our office by Monday, February 1, 2021:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - you must make these requests.
  • Electronic Copy of Official Transcript
  • *Medical Students only: Letter of Good Standing

Acceptable Methods of Submission for Required Supporting Materials:

1. Email:
(Letters of Recommendation and Letter of Good Standing may be emailed ONLY by the letter writer)

How to Save & Return Later to Complete Your Application

If you would like to save your progress on your application and return later to complete it, simply scroll to the bottom of the application page, click "Save & Return Later." Make sure to copy and save your return code in a safe place. You will not be able to return to your application without it.

To return to your application:

  1. Enter the application URL
  2. In the top right-hand corner, click "Returning?"
  3. Enter your return code


As of now, we plan to welcome students in-person for Summer 2021. With that said, we recognize that COVID-19 continues to impact future plans and thus we cannot guarantee an in-person arrangement. In the event that we are unable to host you in-person, we plan to transition the program to a virtual format.

Questions? | (617) 732-6909

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