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Programs for High School Students in Neuroscience and Mental Health

Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee

The 14th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at UMass Medical School. Congratulations to this year's winner, Tej Patel from Billerica Memorial High School.  Tej will compete in the March 27-29, 2020 National Brain Bee Competition on the campus of Northeast Ohio Medical School.  Check out the 2020 Central Massachusetts event at: https://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/education/brainbee/2020-brain-bee/

High School Summer Internship Program   

Regrettably due to the COVID-19 outbreak and need for social distance, we will not be able to hold the 2020 Neuroscience and Mental Health Summer Internship Program.  The safety of our students, faculty, and program participants are of the utmost importance.  We recognize that this is a highly anticipated program and hope to resume our usual programming in the summer of 2021.  Thanks for your understanding.

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 from July 13-July 24, 2020.  The official hours of the program are 9:30am-4:30pm; however, the hours are subject to change depending on the schedule of the student's assigned faculty advisor.

The application process is on Hold.