Office for Multicultural Affairs and Student Programs
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Boston, MA 02111
Teachers and High School Students Program (TAHSS)
Year Program Started: 1989
Max. Participants/Year: 24
Application Deadline: early January
Program Timeframe: summer (6 weeks)
Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12
Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group
Type of Program: education, research, counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning, medicine, research, other health professions
Program Attributes: non-credit, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided
Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 10-12), area of residence (Massachusetts residents only), disadvantaged status, must be 16 years of age
Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, physical diagnosis classes, and research
Additional Comments: The program offers high school students exposure to multiple science careers; mentoring series with MD/PhDs; parents’ evening preview of students’ projects. Students participate in closing ceremony and present research projects in front of Tufts Medical School Deans, faculty, physicians, family and friends. Overnight housing is not provided.
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