Summer Program in Neuroscience
SPIN ’20 is an on-site, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN students are exposed every day to the function and organization of the brain from a clinical perspective alongside neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropathologists in the clinic and in the operating room. These experiences are complemented by weekly small group neuroscience and neuroanatomy teaching using small group discussions, clinical cases, and human brain dissections.
Finally, each student is paired with a clinical or research faculty member to pursue their own mentored research project. Students gain an unrivaled perspective on the brain from clinical, didactic, and scientific perspectives. Alumni go on to doctoral and medical programs and they report that SPIN has been “life-changing” in how they think about the brain and their future.
SPIN is open to undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.
Program Dates: June 1 – July 24, 2020
Tuition: $4,000 (food and housing not included)
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020