Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave, Room 244
Boston, MA 02115


Contact: HPREP Coordinator
P: (617) 432-1570
F: (617) 432-3912

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program

Year Program Started: 2004

Max. Participants/Year: 60+

Application Deadline: see Web site

Program Timeframe: 10 weeks, select Saturdays from November to February

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

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

Program Attributes: non-credit, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: disadvantaged status, according to National Institute of Health guidelines (inclusive of racial/ethnic minority status, first-generation college status, low-income status, or poor access to educational resources

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), biophysics, education (health, science), education, engineering (biomed), genetics, pre-medicine, medicine, nursing, pathology, pre-pharmacology, pharmacology, public health, science (biomed), science (health)

Additional Comments: HPREP is an outreach program led by Harvard Medical School graduate, medical, dental, & public health students. Our mission is to recruit high school students from undeserved & underrepresented backgrounds into science, medicine, & public health. Our goal is to use fun, hands-on lectures & labs paired with one-on-one mentoring to give students the excitement, confidence, & role models necessary for them to succeed in these fields. Sessions include topics like cancer biology, vaccines and more.