The Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital offers fellowship programs for postdoctoral students and medical students.
Massachusetts General Hospital is a world leader in research and treatment of liver and gastrointestinal disorders and offers close collaboration between the pediatric and adult programs for patient care, and joint efforts in clinical and basic science research.
The Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Division at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a large, broad-based consultative service providing expertise in gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders in infants, children and adolescents.
The overall goals and objectives of the fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition are to fully train pediatricians to become expert, board-certified consultants in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in an academic setting, and to have the capacity to become independent basic scientists or clinical investigators.
The clinical training entails developing competency in all procedures, including investigative and interventional endoscopy, pH and impedance probe use and interpretation, and the performance and interpretation of motility studies.
At the completion of their training, fellows must have a comprehensive knowledge of the field and have the ability to present data in an oral and written manner and have a complete understanding of the scientific method.
The Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center usually has close to 15 postdoctoral students. Postdoctoral students generally contact principal investigators directly to find out about opportunities.
We also have several postdoctoral PhDs and MDs from outside the United States who come for a period of two to three years. These individuals are funded by a variety of vehicles (NRSA’s, training grant slots, foundation and unrestricted grants from industry).
Medical Student Fellowships
Generally, medical students can participate in a summer research experience after their first year in medical school and can obtain a position in the MIBRC. For more information, contact Dr. Allan Walker or principal investigators. To ensure funding, contacts need to be made six months in advance.
PhD and MD/PhD Candidates in Immunology and Microbiology
PhD and MD/PhD graduate students in the Immunology Program or Microbiology Program can contact individual investigators with permission from their advisors to consider a research plan for their thesis.