K-12 Programs for Students and Teachers

There are multiple points of entry into the medical profession and we try to engage the community at as many points as possible starting at an early age.

The Harvard Medical School is committed to assembling a faculty and student body that mirrors the diversity of the nation. This requires the nurturing and development of minority students who are prepared to pursue biomedical science careers.


The objectives of the Harvard Medical School K-12 Programs are to:

  • Increase science literacy and interest in science careers of Boston middle and high school students, particularly individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine, and females.
  • Sponsor professional development activities for Boston middle and high school science teachers, thus creating a professional learning community.
  • Develop case-based curriculum materials for Boston and Cambridge schools using real life problems and hands-on activities, and have science content integrated across disciplines.

Harvard Medical School, through the direction of the Minority Faculty Development Program, has developed a number of programs with these objectives in mind.

Project Success dates are June 24-August 16, 2019. Applications available after November 1, 2018 upon request from Dr. Sheila Nutt/ Sheila_nutt@hms.harvard.edu

The Project Success Class of 2018 Final Research

Project Success students spent 7 weeks at Harvard Medical School and affiliated institutions conducting biomedical research alongside leading researchers. In order to share the diversity of research experiences, we asked each student to share a favorite research technique. Congratulations to the Project Success Class of 2018!


In the News

Barbara Okafor, a former participant in the Project Success program of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership has been featured in the UMass Dartmouth's news.

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