Biomedical Research Apprenticeship program (BioMedRAP)

Washington University
St. Louis, MO.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation


The Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP) is a 10-week summer research program for exceptional students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers. This program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top-quality Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Applications for BioMedRAP are accepted November 13-February 1st. As a BioMedRAP participant, you will:

  • conduct independent research with outstanding faculty mentors
  • work in a cutting edge science and technology environment
  • gain exposure to some of the nation’s finest biomedical investigators and an extensive variety of research topics
  • receive individualized career counseling and develop your career interests
  • participate in workshops, seminars and journal clubs
  • build a social network with student peers and faculty
  • prepare to apply to the best Ph.D. and M.D. /Ph.D. programs in the United States


The BioMedRAP selects participants based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to diversity. We seek applicants who have challenged themselves and excelled academically; demonstrate experience overcoming substantial educational, cultural or economic obstacles; are first-generation college students, or can demonstrate a strong interest in bringing diverse people together.

We encourage applications from individuals who come from rural or inner-city areas and individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research — specifically African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, women and those with disabilities. Applications also are encouraged from international students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States.

Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree and students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution are not eligible to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants with at least one year of research experience.


More Information

Rochelle Smith
, Medical Scientist Training Program
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 1-800-852-9074 or 314-362-7963