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Calling all aspiring scientists and health care providers

Before you make a decision about your future career in medicine, biomedical sciences or biotechnology, we invite you to take part in one of our outreach programs to explore the real world of medical and scientific careers. Intended for high school students and undergraduate college students, our programs will open your eyes to many interesting health care career options.

Programs for undergraduate college students

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Program Dates: May 28, 2023 - August 4, 2023 (10 weeks)

You’ll gain hands-on laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor in this non-credit,10-week program. You’ll gain in-depth exposure to current biomedical research and create career-building connections with researchers, post docs, graduate students and peers. As a summer research fellow, you’ll receive a $4,000 stipend. Travel and local housing are paid for and arranged by the program. This program is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. You need to be at least 18 years of age to apply. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the National Institute of Health and UMass Chan Provost's Office Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Learn more.

Summer Enrichment Program

Program Dates: Sunday, May 28, 2023 - Friday, June 23, 2023 (four weeks)

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health profession? Attend this tuition-free, four-week residential program to improve your qualifications and competitive standing for admission to professional, graduate and/or medical school. Intended for undergraduate sophomores and juniors who graduated from a Massachusetts high school or who attend one of our partner universities, this program is open to U.S. citizens or those with permanent resident status. Learn more.

Programs for high school students

High School Health Careers Program

Program Dates: Sunday, July 2, 2023 - Friday, July 28, 2023 (four weeks)

This four-week summer, tuition-free, residential program offers current high school sophomores and juniors unique opportunities to learn about the broad spectrum of health care and science professions. Open to Massachusetts residents, this program is designed to help improve academic study and communication skills. Learn more.

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative

This program encourages, educates and challenges traditionally under-represented high school students for success in the biomedical, biotechnology research and health care professions. You’ll participate in mentoring, job shadowing, tutoring, clinicals, research internships, after-school science programs, visiting scientist programs and a speaker's bureau. Students also become academically prepared to pursue health professions in Massachusetts. Learn more.

Student Spotlight

Summer Undergraduate Research Program prepares diverse students for biomedical careers

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Haruna Choijilsuren and Katherine Oduguwa are high-achieving college undergraduates interested in careers in medicine and science who took part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. 

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Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

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Ahmed Elamin and Alison Juray are two members of the 2022 Summer Enrichment program. Elamin, a UMass Bacc/MD Pathway Scholar at UMass Boston, is among the program’s first out-of-state students.

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High School Health Careers precollege immersion returns onsite at UMass Chan and welcomes 16 students

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Rising juniors Yutian “Tina” Li and Shalom Njau are members of the UMass Chan High School Health Careers Program Class of 2022. Njau and Li are confident that their experiences will help them achieve their goals.

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