Teachers and High School Students Program (TAHSS)

The Teachers and High School Students (TAHSS) Program was founded in the fall of 1989 with the goals of exposing interested high school students of varied backgrounds to health care and related professions, and providing support in their academic and personal development. Today, TAHSS continues as a key Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) community outreach program for high school students in the Greater Boston area. The program is supported by the Dean's Office and aims to stimulate and support interest in careers in the biomedical sciences among high school students.

Most recently, the School of Dental Medicine has partnered with us providing TAHSS students superb mentorship experiences in research and clinical practice, further strengthened with the development of a dedicated enhanced curriculum, and with the involvement of dental students as instructors. The revised curriculum offers students placed in the dental medicine track a clinical experience, including shadowing dental faculty and medical students. 

While all applications will be considered for TAHSS, the program aims to provide an opportunity especially to students from socioeconomic and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, and students under-represented in medicine communities.

Access the application hereTAHSS Program Application and Instructions

*NOTE: We recommend using a PC to access this application. Please download and save the PDF, prior to entering data in the form fields.

If you are using a Mac, please note that data entered into fillable fields will not be saved properly. Instead, please print the form, fill out the application manually, and mail it to us.

Please review this cover letter for detailed instructions, and submit the following documents:

The completed application with all supporting materials must be submitted to TAHSS@tufts.edu. All documents must be in our office by Monday, January 22, 2018. Students will be notified of their status by March 16, 2018.

Interviews: Students are granted interviews by invitation only. If at any time during the process, you find that you are no longer interested in the TAHSS Program, please contact us by email: marlene.jreaswec@tufts.edu or by phone: 617-636-0992.

Orientation: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Research experiences start date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

End date: Friday, July 27, 2018

All students accepted to TAHSS are expected to attend the five week program in its entirety, and will receive a stipend. They will sign an agreement noting that they will not be involved in competing activities during the program.

All students are assigned to mentors by the committee.

No overnight housing accommodations are provided.

Additional questions please contact:
Marlene Jreaswec, Program Administrator
Office for Multicultural Affairs
Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-0992