Department of Outreach Programs, S3-104
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655-0132
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.
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