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Teachers and High School Students Program (TAHSS)

After careful deliberation and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided not to offer the TAHSS program this coming summer. In light of this health crisis, it has been necessary for us to consider how to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff and TAHSS participants. We will keep you updated on any new developments.


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 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.

Office for Multicultural Affairs

Joyce Sackey, MD
Dean for Multicultural Affairs

Damian Archer, MD
Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs

Marlene Jreaswec
Program Manager

Kimberly Burke
Program Administrator

Lyn Fulton-John
Program Administrator, LEAD Scholars Program