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2021 HSHCP Health Disparities Projects

1st Place

"Breast Cancer in Hispanic Females"
By Malaikah Wakadilo, Diego Suchenski and Justin Phan


2nd Place

"Infant Mortality"
By Kelly Nguyen, Danielle Birchett and Krish Poudel

3rd Place


By Chidindu Aniekwenagbu, Ani Seppelin and Andres Hernandez


2021 Awards Received

Deans Special Recognition Award

(Recognized as the student who has been a positive influence and role model for other program participants).

Baovy Phan

Great Participation and Effort Award

(Received special recognition by each teacher for great participation and effort).

Biology/Science: Astrid Noriega

IS/Technology: Ethan Truong

English: Krish Poudel

Math: Malaikah Wakadilo

2021 HSHCP Participant Testimonials

"The Umass Medical Hgh School Health Careers Pogram offered participants the opportunity to interact with physicians, professors, and other healthcare workers to expand their knowledge on the broad field of medicine. The curriculum was designed to push participants to improve their academic study and work on building our skill set in preparation for college."

"The purpose of this program is to help grow our knowledge about the healthcarae field and also prepare us for the rigorous journey ahead."

"I really enjoyed this program, and I have learned so much about the human body and the medical field, that I have never known before. I got to conduct fun experiments and meet kids like me. It was a privelege to have this opportunity."

"Thank you for this amazing experience, if I could do this again I would. I made friends and learned things as well as finding new passions. It was amazing overall."

"I enjoyed this program immensely and I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity to be a part of this program. I have learned alot and became more motivated to perservere through schooling and testing to become a doctor. My peers, instructors and everyone overall have been great to talk to and work with. I've felt very supported and appreciated in this program."

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