The High School Health Careers Program

Day Program

The 2015 Summer High School Health Careers Program will be held for 4 weeks and will operate only as a day program. Participants will not be residing on a local college campus. Participants are expected to arrive and depart from UMMS daily. The program will continue to provide the same level  of academic rigor. Academic classes are scheduled during the mornings, internships and health issue seminars are held in the afternoons. Program schedules and materials will be distributed during the first day of the program.


Participants are expected to arrive on campus at 8:00am daily.The HSHCP will provide participants a monthly WRTA bus pass for commuting back and forth to the UMMS campus and meal tickets for lunches. 


  • To increase the pool of competitive applicants from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds by enhancing their ability to graduate from high school and prepare for college.


  • Expose high school students who are under-represented in medicine to the healthcare professions, biomedical and biotechnology careers at an early stage in their academic development.
  • Encourage program participants to set high academic goals and assist in developing strategies to achieve those goals.
  • Place participants in job shadowing/internship in the healthcare and science professions.
  • Provide participants the opportunity to network with other Massachusetts high school students.
  • Offer program participants the opportunity to interact with medical students, scientists, healthcare professionals and network with their peers.
  • Inform participants about the Biomedical Careers Fair Workshops, the college application and financial aid process.