WPC Programs


Internship Placements at UMass Medical


2012 Internships

WPC Plumley Village After-School Homework Center

The WPC Plumley Village After-School Homework Center provides a structured setting for students to be assisted with their homework. Visiting scientists and researchers can also make students aware of careers in BBHP.

Internship/Job Shadowing for High School Students

Internships_DSC03558 While the WPC provides internships on all levels of the pipeline, our internship programs with students from the Health/Science Academy at North High School and the Health Assistant Program at Worcester Technical High School are especially successful.
We place seniors from these two schools throughout local healthcare and science institutions. Umass, UMMS, UMMMC, University Campus, Memorial Campus and Family Health Center.

In addition, many of the college students who are mentors in the pipeline have an opportunity to intern several weeks during the summer with our partner institutions.

Internship Host Departments

  • Cancer Clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing Station
  • Family Medicine Nursing
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Endoscopy
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • EKG/Vascular Lab
  • Cardiac/ECKO
  • Patient Transport
  • Physical Therapy
  • Cardiac Nutrition
  • ER
  • Animal Medicine

Worcester East Middle Schools (WEMS) Hands-On Science Night

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Are you a Worcester East Middle School student interested in a career in the medical field? Not sure? The Hands-On-Science-Night is a great opportunity for discovery and learning about careers in the medical field. Ask your science teacher about the program.

Past participants had a great time!


How to take vital signs
How the body fights bacteria
Look at:

Human brain specimens
Human heart specimens
The wonderful world of cells through the microscope

Middle School Job Shadowing

During the academic year, these students visit Abbott Bioresearch Corporation, UMMS and UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus. Shadowing in the WPC provides seventh and eighth grade students with opportunities to observe possible career choices that are available and obtainable. These important links help students choose internship placements when they become seniors at North High School's Health/Science Academy and Worcester Technical High School Health Assistance Program. 

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