Skills Workshops

For Post-baccalaureates, College and Community College Students, and High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

This program, co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), is designed for college students and high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It provides them with information and guidance in areas such as application process for college and medical/graduate/professional schools, interviewing skills, and financial planning. A session for parents/caregivers is also offered.

The 2016 “Skills Workshops for College and High School Students” took place on Saturday, November 19 at the Harvard Medical School Daniel C. Tosteson Medical Education Center. Over 400 student participants and 100 parents registered to attend the program. The 2016 “Skills Workshops” commenced with a keynote address delivered by Alden Landry, M.D., M.P.H., Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine and Co-Director, Tour for Diversity in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Senior Faculty, Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Faculty Assistant Director in the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School; and BSCP Student Advisor. 

There were three concurrent sessions of workshops in areas such as application process for college and medical/graduate/professional schools, interviewing skills, financial planning, resume writing and internship opportunities. 

Panelists for the workshops were comprised of volunteers from academic institutions (Boston University Schools of Business and Medicine, HMS, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Northeastern University, Roxbury Community College, Tufts University School of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School,), biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies (Biogen, Merck Research Laboratories, Nestlé Health Science, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Relay Therapeutics, Sanofi Genzyme, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals), Harvard-affiliated hospitals (Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital ), American Student Assistance, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, National Institutes of Health, National Research Mentoring Network, The Posse Foundation, The Boston Public Schools,  and BSCP and HMS students.