Programs for High School Students in Neuroscience and Mental Health
Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee
The 7th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 1pm at UMass Medical School. Congratulations to this year's winner, Elliot Davis, Junior at Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge, MA. Check out 2012's event, the 6th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee.
Programs for High School Students
There are a number of opportunities that high school students could learn more about neuroscience and mental health. We have programs available for students who might be considering a career in neuroscience or mental health professions. There are many pathways for careers in research, teaching, or clinical service. The University of Massachusetts Medical School / Department of Psychiatry is pleased to sponsor these activities.
The range of opportunities for high school students include involvement in our Summer Internship program, Career Day, participation in the Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee, and other ongoing community activities, including different Academic Interest Groups on many different topics. If you would like more information, please contact the Center for Comparative NeuroImaging by emailing CCNI@umassmed.edu. The Neuroscience and Mental Health Academic Interest Group for High School Students provides information to learn about the programs and are developing new programs based on student feedback and interests.
High School Summer Internship Program
The Neuroscience and Mental Health Summer Internship is an opportunity for high school students to gain a short, but educational glimpse into different aspects of the medical field. Students will be exposed to varying aspects of mental health work. Individually assigned to a participating UMass faculty advisor, the hope is that each student will be able to learn about the profession they eventually want to pursue. On a daily basis, each student will shadow his or her faculty advisor and several times a week, students will come together for organized workshops and guest speaker luncheons. Faculty advisors from last year’s program included surgeons, researchers, and clinicians.
This volunteer program runs five days a week for a two week period in the middle of the summer. The official hours of the program are 10am-4:30pm; however, the hours are subject to change depending on the schedule of the student’s assigned faculty advisor.
Program Information and Application form can be downloaded here. Send completed applications to CCNI@umassmed.edu at the Department's Center for Comparative NeuroImaging, University of Massachusetts Medical School (303 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01604). For any questions, email CCNI@umassmed.edu. Deadline for submission is April 10, 2013.
|Brian K was a student in our 2012 summer program. Brian applied and was accepted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Albany Medical College 7 year Physician-Scientist program. His UMass experience helped him significantly throughout the applications/interviews. “The summer internship experience helped me to understand our neurobiology unit at school and really pulled me towards a path in clinical and research medicine. It was Dr. Moser who recommended and told me about the program [at RPI]. They asked me a lot about my experiences from UMass and I think that really helped me get in.”|
Interns from 2011 | 2010 | 2009