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Teachers and High School Students Program (TAHSS)

The TAHSS program will be offered in-person once again during the summer of 2022! The program dates are June 30 – July  22, 2022. The call for online applications begins on December 13, 2021. There will be COVID 19 protocol for which to comply, for example all participants must provide documentation of full vaccination. Please visit the following website for Tufts’ General Visitor Information regarding additional COVID-19 protocol:


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.

In the past, 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 offered 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

José A. Caro, MD
Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs

Marlene Jreaswec
Program Manager

Kimberly Burke
Program Administrator

Lyn Fulton-John
Program Administrator, LEAD Scholars Program