Programs for High School Students in Neuroscience and Mental Health
Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee
The 13th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at UMass Medical School. Congratulations to this year's winner, Petra Dujmic from Arlington Catholic High School. Petra will compete in the April 12-14th National Brain Bee Competition at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Check out the 2019 Central Massachusetts event at: https://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/education/brainbee
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 from July 15-July 26, 2019. 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. Access program flyer here.
Application deadline is May 13, 2019. Access the application here.