Teachers and High School Students Program (TAHSS)

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

Contact: Marlene Jreaswec
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: Career/academic planning, Counseling, Education, Mentoring, , Research

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; parents’ evening preview of students’ 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.