Our Mission

To increase students' interest, achievement,
career intentions and success in health care and other STEM fields by engaging them in hands-on, problem-solving, team-building field experiences, coupled with an intensive program of theoretical and practical scientific knowledge.

 

Our Curriculum...

Teaches the core of human biology on the platform of healthcare.

Exposes students to STEM fields through the lens of medical science.

Immerses students in realistic, dynamic team-based problem solving exercises.

Motivates students to think critically, be reflective and apply classroom knowledge.

Inspires a desire for further education and training in STEM and health careers professions.













Justin owumi Mr. Owumi, a 2009 participant in MEDscience, is now a Clinical Research Assistant at Boston Children's Hospital. "I'm honored to be re-connected with HMS MEDscience as the Medical School programs were instrumental in helping me recognize my potential and I’d like to provide that same opportunity for others.", he says. Justin graduated from Colby College in 2014 with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Education. He plans to attend medical school. 

Justin owumi
Mr. Owumi, a 2009 participant in MEDscience, is now a Clinical Research Assistant at Boston Children's Hospital. "I'm honored to be re-connected with HMS MEDscience as the Medical School programs were instrumental in helping me recognize my potential and I’d like to provide that same opportunity for others.", he says. Justin graduated from Colby College in 2014 with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Education. He plans to attend medical school. 

We wanted to share this wonderful video Dexter Southfield made of their experiences throughout the semester with HMS MEDscience Spring 2015.

It has already received over 7,200 hits and counting! 

We think it captures our mission and we have really enjoyed our time with these students!



MEDscience Advisory Board Updates

•    Tina Grotzer PhD, formerly on the Board has agreed to officially join our team as Director of Educational Research.

•    Joining the Board: 
Ann Koufman-Frederick, PhD, educational consultant and former Superintendent of Watertown Public Schools;
Lisa Franks, former parent
Nancy Adams, former parent
Chris Calahan, former volunteer teacher and HMS student Class of 2018.
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•    Leading the West Coast Branch of the Advisory Board are Dr. Bita
H. Nasseri
, MEDscience presenter and parent, Obstetric Anesthesiaologist, University of  Southern California; Dr. Shawn Nasseri, HMS MEDscience presenter and parent, Otolaryngologist, Ceders-Sinai Med Center Los Angeles

•    Leading the MidWest Branch of the Advisory Board is Dr. Ada Kumar, Radiologist, Oak Brook, Illinois


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MEDscience Program Announcements
 




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MEDscience Summer 2016

Give all high school students an opportunity to attend
without regard to cost!

 

MEDscience Summer 2016

Apply
February 15th - April 1
2016

 








Here is a video of Nancy Oriol, co-founder of HMS MEDscience and serial social entrepreneur, speaking at TEDxBeaconStreet 2014.  She is here to challenge you to reflect on your own personal journey from doing, to learning, to acquiring wisdom, to giving attention, to seeing what needs to be done, and in doing so, finding your own pathways to service that could emerge from within you in your chosen field.