University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Outreach Programs, S3-104
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655-0132

P: (508) 856-2417
F: (508) 856-6540

Director: Robert E. Layne

Contact: Madeline B. Rivera
P: (508) 856-2707
F: (508) 856-6540

High School Health Careers Program (HSHCP)

Year Program Started: 1983

Max. Participants/Year: 20

Application Deadline: March 1st

Program Timeframe: June-July

Academic Level Targeted: High School tenth and eleventh grade student during the application cycle

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning, job shadowing/internship

Program Attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, stipend provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 10 and 11), area of residence (Massachusetts high school students), disadvantaged status (economically disadvantaged and first-generation college bound student), U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biology, academic enrichment courses, English, math, information technology, science

Additional Comments: We encourage participants to set high academic goals & assist them in developing strategies to achieve those goals. Participants are placed in job-shadowing/internship observations in the healthcare & science professions. Participants are provided the opportunity to network with other Massachusetts high school students. Participants have the opportunity to interact with medical students, scientists & health care professionals & Information about the college application & financial aid process.