TUSM/UMass Boston Enrichment Program
Each January, approximately twenty-four UMass Boston (UMB) pre-medical and pre-research students spend three weeks at Tufts University School of Medicine as part of an enrichment program designed to introduce future doctors and scholars to the kind of teamwork inherent in medical problem-solving. Students participate in seminars, gain valuable experience, and build connections that will foster their development as graduate-level researchers and clinicians.
The goals of the program are to:
- Provide research and clinical exposure;
- Provide an opportunity to establish mentoring relationships with Tufts School of Medicine faculty and graduate and professional students;
- Provide mentoring and advice on how to strengthen candidacy for applying to graduate and professional degree programs;
- Increase awareness of ways to finance graduate education;
- Create a forum for students to learn to examine complex health challenges and potential solutions from a multidisciplinary, inter-professional perspective;
- Introduce students to team-based learning in a simulated setting;
- Learn about career options in medicine, public health, basic sciences, and more.
The program will offer two slightly different schedules for students with different interests: one for those interested in clinical and health careers and one for students interested in a basic science research experience that could potentially serve as preparation towards a PhD degree.