Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, GZ/N-210
Boston, MA 02215

P: (617) 667-3027
F: (617) 975-5496

Director: Stephanie Harriston-Diggs

Contact: Shannon Lawson
P: (617) 667-3026
F: (617) 975-5496

BIDMC Summer Health Corps Program

Year Program Started: 1980

Max. Participants/Year: 30

Application Deadline: end of February

Program Timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, career/academic planning, community services

Program Attributes: for credit, meals provided, mentors/advisors provided, educational programs

Program Acceptance Requirements: high school students (ages 14 to 17)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: general health care careers

Additional Comments: Volunteers participate in weekly tours of specific departments such as the Neonatal Unit (premature babies), the Emergency Department, and the Radiology Department. They also attend orientation and training sessions.