Tufts School of Medicine: Pre-College

Boston, MA


The Teachers and High School Students Program was founded in the fall of 1989 with the goals of exposing interested high school students of varied backgrounds to health care and related professions, and providing support in their academic and personal development.

Today, TAHSS continues as a community outreach program for high school students in the Greater Boston area. The program is supported by the Dean's Office and aims to stimulate and support interest in careers in the biomedical sciences among high school students. Selected high school students participate in a 6 week-long program, and spend up to 25 hours per week in various clinical and bench research positions throughout our Boston Health Sciences Campus for which they are paid. Students' experiences span the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nutrition, Sackler School of Biomedical Research and the Tufts Medical Center. Students complete an independent study and are expected to present their findings at the end of the 6 week program. In addition, students take a Gross Anatomy course taught by medical students, and gain through this course, both knowledge and exposure to graduate-level laboratory-based science.

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A completed application with all supporting materials must be in our office by Monday, January 23, 2017. Students will be notified of their status by March 17, 2017.

Interviews: Students are granted interviews by invitation only. During the scheduling of interviews, all time considerations will be kept in mind. If at any time during the process, you find that you are no longer interested in the TAHSS Program, please contact us by email: marlene.jreaswec@tufts.edu or by phone: 617-636-0992. 

Orientation: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 

Research experiences start date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 

End date: Friday, July 28, 2017 

All students accepted to TAHSS are expected to attend the five week program in its entirety. They will sign an agreement noting that they will not be involved in competing activities during the program. 

All students are assigned to mentors by the committee.

No overnight housing accommodations are provided. 

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