The College Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a tuition-free four-week residential program for undergraduate sophomores and juniors interested in entering the health professions. The program includes enrichment classes to enhance participants’ academic and communication skills. Seminars include the professional school application process with emphasis on medical school admissions and financing professional school. Seminars on biomedical research and cultural and contemporary health issues are also provided. Additionally, the SEP offers participants the opportunity to interact with medical students, scientists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. Optional weekend observations in the Emergency Department are provided. Upon successful completion of the program, each participant is awarded a Certificate of Achievement and a stipend.
- 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.
Director of Outreach Programs
Robert E. Layne M.Ed
Office of Outreach Programs at the UMass Medical School (Worcester), University of Massachusetts Medical School,Office of Outreach Programs, Rm S3-104
Worcester, MA 01655