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

P: (508) 856-2707
F: (508) 856-6540

Director: Robert E. Layne

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

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative (WPC)

Year Program Started: 1995

Max. Participants/Year: 3,500

Application Deadline: none

Program Timeframe: ten months

Academic Level Targeted: grades K-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group, African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Other Hispanic, economically or educationally disadvantaged students and underrepresented groups in BBHP

Type of Program: education, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: for credit, books/supplies provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: disadvantaged status (economically or educationally disadvantaged students of any race/ethnicity), groups underrepresented in medicine, nursing, biomedical research, and biotechnology

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, biology, bio (molecular), biotechnology, chemistry, education (health, science), nutrition, science (computer, mathematical), veterinary science, biomedical research

Additional Comments: The Worcester Pipeline Collaborative (WPC) involves the entire North Quadrant of the Worcester Public Schools and the WPC partners. The goal is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds entering the biomedical research, biotechnology, and health professions (BBHP).