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

Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Max. Participants/Year: 10

Application Deadline: March 15

Program Timeframe: June (four weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

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

Program Attributes: for credit, non-credit, housing provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, financial aid provided, academic enrichment courses, stipend provided upon completion

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (college sophomores and juniors), area of residence (Massachusetts residents or students who attend a Massachusetts university), disadvantaged status (economically and/or academically disadvantaged, U.S. citizen or permanent resident), minimum of eight credit hours of organic chemistry recommended

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: physics, writing, health disparities project

Additional Comments: The goals of the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is to help participants improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission to professional, graduate and/or medical school. The program includes enrichment activities to enhance participantsí academic and communication skills. Sessions include the professional school application process with emphasis on medical school admissions, interviewing skills and financing professional school.