Eligibility and Recruitment


  • Applicants must have graduated from a Massachusetts high school and preferably attending a Massachusetts college or university.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of eight (8) credit hours of Organic Chemistry and who have completed a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of college work will receive priority consideration.

  • Current sophomores and juniors which are :

  • Under-represented individuals in medicine, nursing, biomedical research, biotechnology and the health professions (BBHP) are African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and South East Asians.

  • Disadvantaged individuals include those from economically disadvantaged (i.e. meets Federal guidelines for low income, poverty and/or free and reduced lunches) and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (i.e. first generation college graduates)

    Applicants must meet criteria in the first two bullets and one in the last two

Low Income Guidelines 2016-2017 LOW INCOME GUIDELINES.pdf

SEP Recruitment Visits

Recruitment for the program consists of visits by the SEP Director to Massachusetts colleges and Open House Visits.

College Visits by the Director of Outreach Programs

The Director of Outreach Programs visits colleges and programs throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during the months of October through February to provide information about the SEP and distribute brochures to familiarize, professors, advisors/guidance counselors, deans, and students with the career opportunities in BBHP.

Open House Visits

The Office of Outreach Programs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in Worcester sponsors Scheduled Open House Visits to familiarize college students, pre-health advisors, community-based organizations, and parents with the campus and career opportunities in BBHP. The Open House includes a tour of certain departments of the UMMS Campus, a guest speaker and presentation. Reservations to attend a SEP Open House must be made by a college professor, advisor, or leader of a community-based organization.

To attend a College Open House the request must be made by a college professor or a student. To schedule a reservation please contact Outreach Programs at 508-856-2707 and ask for Madeline Rivera or email her at Madelin.bermudezrivera@umassmed.edu

SEP Open House Tour Request Form (Link to PDF)


2016 College Summer Enrichment
Open House Date
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2016- CANCELLED


 Note: Attending an Open House is not required to apply for the program.



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