The HSS Research Institute Post Baccalaureate (PostBac) Research Training Program is for individuals who recently have completed a bachelor’s degree and are interested in spending one-two years conducting biomedical research while applying to graduate school. The goal of this program is to provide trainees an intensive research training experience with a deep understanding of scientific investigation, and to strengthen the skills needed for successful application to graduate or medical school.
Each PostBac Researcher selects a mentor from the HSS Research Institute faculty with whom a research project will be defined. In addition to technical skills, PostBacs Researchers will learn skills such as data collection and analysis, and how to analyze and write scientific papers.
To further enhance training and preparation for graduate school, PostBac Researchers have the opportunity to participate in activities such as:
For PostBac Researchers who spend two years in training, there will be an opportunity to travel to a scientific meeting in the second year and present the results of their research.
The program has no fixed start date. Applicants are reviewed year-round and are encouraged to apply at least 3 months prior to potential start at HSS.
PostBac Researchers are employees of the Hospital for Special Surgery and eligible for employment benefits.
Risë Schwab, PhD
Director, PostBac Researcher Program