EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
For Middle School Students—Explorations is a one-day program for selected Boston and Cambridge public middle schools that takes place in the fall. Approximately 250 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are hosted by Harvard faculty and research associates for a day of presentations, panel discussions about educational paths, and the pairing of individual students with researchers for laboratory activities. More...
Reflection in Action: Building Healthy CommunitiesTM
For Boston and Cambridge 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students–Reflection in Action is the spring component of Explorations. This day-long program offers students the opportunity to generate a vision for change by weaving together the themes of heart, lung, and blood diseases, health, health disparities, community engagement, and creative expression to promote positive change in their community. Through visual, written, and performing arts, students identify pressing health care needs that are currently overlooked in today's media, and provide a proactive approach to healthy living that focuses on personal empowerment, access and awareness, and good health habits.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AP Biology Hinton Scholars Program
For 10th, 11th and 12th grade students and their teachers from select Boston Public Schools
The Advanced Placement (AP) Biology Hinton Scholars Program is an after-school enrichment program designed to enhance students' understanding of AP Biology concepts, provide laboratory exposure, and increase knowledge about careers in science throughout the academic year. Program components include: hands-on AP Bio-related science labs, test preparation for AP Biology exam, small group tutoring led by Harvard medical and graduate students, enhancement of students’ speaking and writing skills, site visits to a research lab and a hospital, and access to Harvard lectures, conferences, researchers, and faculty, and career panel discussions in the biomedical sciences. More…
Bridge to AP Biology
For rising Boston 11th and 12th grad students from the Boston Public Schools
A summer enrichment pre-Advanced Placement (AP) Biology program held at Harvard Medical School and is a result of the collaboration between the Harvard Medical School and the Boston Public Schools. Students are exposed to AP-Biology concepts taught by their teachers, hands-on laboratory activities and academic fieldtrips before commencing their AP Biology high school courses in the fall. More…
Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP)
For Boston 11th and 12th grade students, the aim of HPREP is to provide exposure and academic support to students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. In this program students are exposed to underrepresented minority physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals. More…
Mentoring for Science
For Middle and High School Students—Mentoring for Science is an after-school program for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students attending Boston Public Schools which helps to develop laboratory skills, engage in creative thinking and problem solving through mentoring relationships with faculty, graduate and medical students. More...
Project Success for High School Students
For Boston and Cambridge High School Students—Project Success places Boston and Cambridge high school students, particularly underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students, in paid laboratory research positions during the summer to complete supervised, mentored research projects. More…
Skills Workshop for High School and College Students
For Boston and Cambridge high school and college students -- This program, in collaboration with the Biomedical Science Careers Program, provides students, especially African-American, Hispanic American and American Indian/Alaska Native students, with information and guidance in areas such as the application process for college, medical and graduate school, interviewing skills, resume writing, financial aid, summer and academic year internship opportunities, and transitioning from two to four-year colleges. An informational session on educational options, career planning and financial aid is also offered to parents/caregivers.
Native American High School Summer Program
Since 2001, The Native American High School Summer Program has been developed in collaboration with participating Native American/ Hawaiian communities with the aim of demystifying higher education, making tenable the goal of attending leading colleges and Universities, and increasing the number of Native American/ Hawaiian students who pursue undergraduate and graduate training in biomedical sciences. More...
Project Success for College Students
For College Students who have previously participated in High School Project Success. More…
Skills Workshop for High School and College Students
For Boston and Cambridge high school and college students -- This program, in collaboration with the Biomedical Science Careers Program, provides students, especially African-American, Hispanic American and American Indian/Alaska Native students, with information and guidance in areas such as the application process for college, medical and graduate school, interviewing skills, resume writing, financial aid, summer and academic year internship opportunities, and transitioning from two to four-year colleges. An informational session on educational options, career planning and financial aid is also offered to parents/caregivers. More...
PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS
AP Biology Call Backs
Designed for Boston AP Biology teachers and open to all science teachers. Participants engage in quarterly Advanced Placement (AP) Biology Professional development workshops, seminars, best teaching practices, lectures and laboratory exercises facilitated by HMS faculty, staff and students, all of which are relevant to the AP Biology course curriculum. More...
For Middle and High School Science Teachers— Harvard Medical School’s Teachers Institute was funded by several grants, including core funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, from 1994-2003. The Teachers Institute provided professional development opportunities for Boston and Cambridge Public Schools middle and high school science teachers who were interested in using the case study method of learning with their students. The case method, used with Harvard Medical School students, was successfully adapted for grades 7 – 12. In addition to learning how to use the health-related, standard-based medical cases that were developed by HMS faculty in collaboration with educators, teachers received classroom science kits, professional development credits and stipends. More...
Teacher Resource Connection
For Middle and High School Science Teachers—The Teacher Resource Connection seeks to strengthen the link between Boston middle and high school teachers and Harvard Medical School resources. Through this program, teachers can access the MFDP library of science texts, curriculum supplements, videos and other materials.
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