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Project Success for High School Students

 

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers

Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers is a program for BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE high school students only, particularly underrepresented and/or disadvantage students, to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. The program is augmented by seminars and workshops given by faculty and administrators, site visits, and career counseling. 

Project Success follows all Harvard COVID 19 policies. Project Success is excited to announce we will have both in-person and virtual activities.


Project Success 2022

 

Project Success 2002: Our Biomedical Journey


Program Description

Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers is a program for BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE high school students only, particularly underrepresented and/or disadvantage students, to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. The program is augmented by seminars and workshops given by faculty and administrators, site visits, and career counseling.

These are some features of the Project Success Program:

Summer Internships: Paid online research mentoring and courses for 4 weeks, from July 5th to July 29th.

Educational Opportunities: Summer discussion series; seminars with researchers and physicians; site visits to hospitals and biotechnology firms; computer training; development of writing and speaking skills; academic year seminars and special programs.

Student Support: Assigned mentors and research advisors; information about the college application process; career counseling; networking with students in other summer programs.


Program Goals

  • To identify, recruit and nurture talented students from Boston and Cambridge, particularly students from groups underrepresented in medicine and/or disadvantaged, who are interested in pursuing biomedical careers.
  • To link students with scientists and physicians. Students will assess their interest in and aptitude for biomedical careers; engage in hands-on research to enhance their technical skills and scientific knowledge; and be encouraged to become critical thinkers.
  • To provide continuing support and resources for students in developing academic and professional career paths.


Eligible Students Must:

  1. Reside in Boston or Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  2. Be a Boston or Cambridge high school student, particularly a student from a racial or ethnic background underrepresented in medicine and/or from a disadvantaged background.
  3. Have completed the junior or senior year of high school and be at least 16 years of at the time of application.
  4. Have demonstrated an interest and ability in science, interest in pursuing a biomedical science or health-related career, and commitment to attending college.
  5. Have maintained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B-, and have completed biology, algebra, and chemistry.
  6. Be willing to complete all required formal oral and written reports; attend all Project Success-sponsored seminars; and maintain good attendance and performance on required research projects.
  7. Be committed to participating in selected Harvard Medical School Educational Outreach Programs for a year after completing the program.
  8. Have parental/guardian commitment.
     

Application Process

Application Deadline: CLOSED


For more information contact:

Robert Simpson, MLA
Science Curriculum Program Specialist
Educational Outreach Programs
Office for Diversity and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-432-1557
E-mail: robert_simpson@hms.harvard.edu