RARE Scholars participate in a two-week orientation to prepare them to be research assistants for the summer.

RARE Scholars in their "Speed Networking and Elevator Pitch" Session

Orientation Courses include:

Public Health Courses:
-Intro to Public Health
-Intro to Epidemiology
-Structural Racism and Community Health
-Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Training
-Health Literacy
-How to Read a Research Paper

Research Courses:
-Data Ethics
-Intro to Research Methods
-Intro to Biostatistics
-Intro to R and Stata
-Salmonella in the Caribbean Case Study
-CITI Training
-Intro to Census Data

RARE Scholars during Orientation 

Professional Development:
-Resume and Cover Letter Writing
-Interviewing Skills
-Job Search and Networking Techniques
-Time Management and Professionalism
-Speed Networking and Elevator Pitch
-Financial Literacy Workshop

Orientation Week 1
Orientation Week 2

Scholars also participate in social activities, which include:
- Bowling
- Juneteenth BBQ
-Game Night

Bowling Night at Bowlero

Following orientation RARE Scholars are fully immersed in 6 weeks of research with their faculty mentors. The culmination of the RARE program includes a final presentation of their research projects.