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Summer Enrichment Program Curriculum

2023 Summer Enrichment Program Schedule

The SEP is held Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from  Sunday May 26, 2024 through Friday June 21, 2024. Communication Skills and Physics classes are two-hours in length, giving time for lecture, problem solving sessions and group activities. The four-week program is taught by qualified professionals, who are strongly committed to the goals of the program.

The SEP provides participants the opportunity to become familiar with the requirements for medical school and graduate education. The academic components focus on Communications Skills: improving writing and study skills, reading speed, comprehension, time management and test taking strategies for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Participants practice listening and interviewing skills. The Science component focuses on Physics applied to Physiology and other medical systems. Step-by-step sessions on completing the American Medical College Admissions Service (AMCAS) application and the personal statement are conducted. Mock medical school interviews and workshop on financing a graduate/professional education are provided. Participants conduct Health Disparity research project on an ethnic group compared to the general population in Massachusetts. Enrichment speakers conduct hour-long seminars on Cultural and Contemporary Health Issues. Optional weekend observations in the Emergency Department are available for participants. 

Virtual Format:

Should the program be conducted virtually, participants must have access to a computer or laptop and agree to be visible on camera during all classes and lectures.

Contact us for more information

Phone: 508-856-2707   |   Email: OutreachPrograms@umassmed.edu