Prematriculation Summer Program
About the Program
The Prematriculation Summer Program (PSP) is held in July and is a four-week comprehensive introduction to the courses which students encounter in the first semester of medical school. Courses include Biochemistry, Histology; Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Anatomy and Problem Based Learning (PBL). The courses are taught by faculty members, graduate research students, and medical students. These individuals may be closely involved with tutoring and teaching the courses during the academic year. Additional to coursework, there are workshops generally devoted to student concerns, run by upper-class students, on such issues as tips on survival, and questions and answers about graduate school. We also provide stress management, financial aid, computer and email workshops. There is no additional cost to enroll in the PSP.
In the past, medical students have had the chance to participate in the Sharewood Project that is student run, and organized by them and volunteer physicians. The clinic allowed PSP students to work with the Sharewood staff offering medical services to the medically under-insured. The program also provided ample time to explore the City of Boston. However, in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in person activities were suspended and the PSP was offered virtually. At this time, PSP will again be offered virtually for 2021. We will notify you if this changes to an in-person program this year.
Health Sciences Campus
The Health Sciences Campus includes the Medical, Dental, and Nutrition Schools, and the Public Health and Community Medicine Department. The School of Medicine is beside the Tufts Medical Center complex. Our campus shares its downtown neighborhood with Boston's Chinatown community and the theater district. The historic Boston Common and Beacon Hill are within easy walking distance.
Marlene Jreaswec, M.Ed.
Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Joyce Sackey, MD
Dean for Multicultural Affairs
Damian Archer, MD
Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs