Harvard Medical School
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115

P: (617) 432-4634
F: (617) 432-3834

Director: Sheila Nutt

Contact: Sheila Nutt
P: (617) 432-4697
F: (617) 432-3834


Year Program Started: 2000

Max. Participants/Year: 400

Program Timeframe: fall

Academic Level Targeted: grades 6-8

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, career/academic planning

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

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (students in grades 6-8 from selected middle schools visit HMS with their class teacher), area of residence (Boston and Cambridge)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biology, science (biomed), science (health)

Additional Comments: Explorations is a one-day program for selected middle schools from Boston and Cambridge Public Schools that takes place in the fall. Approximately 350 students (grades 6, 7, and 8) are hosted by Harvard faculty and research associates for a day of presentations, panel discussions about educational paths, and pairing of individual students with researchers for laboratory activities.