When I first arrived in Boston, I was amazed with the City and the Buildings. I was looking forward to seeing all the historical sites and the JFK library. Upon arrival, I had a chance tointeract with all the FDSRP cohort memberss from around the United States, everyone was very positive, determined, and excited about the next 8 weeks. My first impression of the lab at Brigham Womans Hospital was a comfortable environment, I was excited to meet my PI and mentor. Everyone in my lab is so nice, intelligent, patient and works well with others. All the Post Docs and MD's are very dedicated to their work, everyday I get to lab they are always here working hard and at the last part of the day they are always the last ones to leave. I love the assurance this lab brings and all the new knowledge I have gained with this experience.
-Kristen, 2012 FDSRP Participant
~Check out the video of the FDSRP Students learning about Boston on the Boston Duckboat Tour~
The 2012 Four Directions participants stand outside Harvard Medical School's Gordon Hall before their first day in the lab.
Back (left to right): Jennifer Lyman, Christian Brown, Joel Begay, Clifford Jacobs, Andrew Meredith
Front (left to right): Kristen Regini, Amber Anderson, Victoria Garica, Victoria "Blackhorse" Novitsky
"I am looking forward to this great opportunity to be apart of the FDSRP 2012. I am excited to meet my fellow colleagues, my mentor Dr.Baron, and the FDSRP staff that have put this all together for us! I have never been to Boston so I am thrilled to explore the big city. Lastly, I am ready to learn and network with all the Harvard medical staff and gain more knowledge in the right path of my field. Most of all, I am looking forward to the end of our program the opportunity to share my analysis and research final presentation!!!"
We asked the incoming FDSRP students to send us what they are looking forward to most during their summer in Boston. We will post their responses as they are received.
Victoria, 2012 FDSRP Participant
"I am honored to be accepted into this excellent and highly influential summer program at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. There are plenty of exciting opportunities this summer such as working in collaboration with our mentor, befriending other premed Native students and being able to explore some of the East Coast!"