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NIH Virtual Graduate School Fair

The Virtual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair provides an opportunity for attendees to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. Last year, more than 280 programs from across the US (graduate, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs) participated in the Virtual Fair in the hopes of recruiting future students. This year the fair will again welcome all interested college students, postbacs, and other young scientists.

The 2021 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair will include:

  •  live workshops on admission to graduate and/or professional school (July 19, 2021)
  • online exhibitor sessions providing the opportunity for participants to learn more about different institutions and programs (July 20 through 22).

Student registration is now open!

NOTE: There is no fee to register or participate.

GSBS will have three different “tables” at this fair. Come visit us!

  • PREP Program - Tuesday, July 20, 4:30pm
  • PhD & MS Programs - Wednesday, July 21, 4:30pm
  • MD/PhD Program - Thursday, July 22, 1:30pm


GSBS PhD Program Application Overview

Wednesday, September 8, 5pm

Want a sneak peak at the 2022 admissions application for GSBS PhD students? Here is your chance! We’ll walk through the entire application before it becomes available on September 15. We will review the admissions process, and answer your questions about applying to Tufts GSBS.

Register here for the GSBS PhD Program Application Overview online event.

Biomedical Science Application Essay Writing

Wednesday, September 22, 5pm

We’ll look at the two primary essay prompts GSBS is using in the application and discuss different strategies for approaching them. We’ll compare the GSBS questions (and the essays we are looking for) to applications that only have one essay, and those that have multiple short answer questions. Bring your questions and your drafts with you for a discussion. You may not get black and white answers, but we can help you think about what the questions really mean, and how to present yourself in the best light possible.

Register here for the Biomedical Science Application Essay Writing online event.


GSBS Application Letters of Recommendation, Demystified

Tuesday, October 4, 4pm

How do you decide who to ask for letters of recommendation? How do you ask? What information should you give your recommenders? What do people commonly write in letters of recommendation, and how do admissions committees read them? All of these questions and many more will be addressed in this session!

Resume Writing for your Application

Thursday, October 21, 4pm

This session will review what GSBS hopes to see in your resume, and provide advice and troubleshooting when your experience may not seem to align with what we are looking for. Bring your questions, and a draft of your resume.

SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference (Virtual)

October 25-29

Come visit us in the Virtual Graduate Fair space!


ABRCMS Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (Virtual)

November 10-13

Come visit us in the Virtual Graduate Fair space!


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Health Science Campus

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