Tufts University School of Medicine
Office for Multicultural Affairs and Student Programs
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

P: (617) 636-0992
F: (617) 636-0375

Director: Marlene Jreaswec
MEd

Contact: Marlene Jreaswec
MEd
P: (617) 636-0992
F: (617) 636-0375

Teachers and High School Students Program (TAHSS)

Year Program Started: 1989

Max. Participants/Year: 24

Application Deadline: early January

Program Timeframe: summer (6 weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, research, counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning, medicine, research, other health professions

Program Attributes: non-credit, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 10-12), area of residence (Massachusetts residents only), disadvantaged status, must be 16 years of age

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, physical diagnosis classes, and research

Additional Comments: The program offers high school students exposure to multiple science careers; mentoring series with MD/PhDs; parentsí evening preview of studentsí projects. Students participate in closing ceremony and present research projects in front of Tufts Medical School Deans, faculty, physicians, family and friends. Overnight housing is not provided.