Student Ambassador Program

The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Ambassador Program is a peer education and outreach program that enlists a diverse group of undergraduates and graduates to support the centers’ efforts to increase outreach and recruitment in the Boston community, through community memory screenings. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Student Ambassador Program will be a virtual outreach program. 

The primary aim of the BU ADRC Ambassador program are to (1) educate students about AD and related cognitive impairments; (2) improve students’ communication skills with elders and cognitively impaired individuals; (3) educate students about culturally diverse communities, and lastly (4) recruit participants for clinical trials and studies.

The 2011-2012 PAIRS Students

The Ambassador Program provides excellent exposure to neurology, geriatrics, neuropsychiatry, and neuropsychology. Student participants are also invited to optional seminars, clinic visits, and other learning opportunities supported by the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a letter of recommendation for their medical school file from the Director of the BU ADRC.

Program Expectations/Requirements:

  • At least one CAC Meeting
  • At least two Outreach Events/Activities 
  • At least one ADC Lecture
  • Four out of Seven Monthly Meetings
  • Pre and Post Program Dementia Knowledge Test
  • Ambassador Program Final Essay
  • Two Social Media Post to ADRC media outlets

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Academic School year. Applications are due 11:59PM, September 22nd, 2021.