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Tufts Pre-College STEM Programs

Interested in learning more about STEM opportunities at Tufts? Dive right in with our programs with focuses in scientific research, engineering design, coding, and more.

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Tufts Pre-College has specially designed programs for high school students like you!


Check out one of our two-week intensive programs covering topics in engineering, coding and health sciences or our six-week, semester long, Summer Research Experience or any of our summer courses for high schoolers, like one focused on bioinformatics. Students in these programs will have the ability to gain a strong foundation in STEM subjects and continue to pursue their interests in an incredibly substantial, interactive, and meaningful way.

2-Week Intensive Programs

All of our virtual summer intensive programs are designed by our renowned faculty and staff at Tufts, and provide students the ability to explore exciting new topics.  Whatever your passion, Tufts Pre-College Programs has something for everyone.

 

Lab Sciences Investigations

Summer 2022
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Based on our popular Tufts Research and Tufts Summer Research Experience programs, our new “Lab Sciences Investigations” is intended to give students a head start on basic lab skills in preparation for higher level research programs and/or undergraduate level lab courses. Additionally, the Lab Sciences Investigations will orient students to science-related careers and serve as an entry point for students from under-resourced high schools. Students will move from basic lab understanding to experiment phase over the course of four full days, split over two weeks. 

 

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Mini-Med School - On-Campus

Summer 2022
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Think you want to be a doctor? This summer intensive provides driven students who are interested in medical school (or in other health professions) the opportunity to study with one of the nation's leading medical schools - Tufts University School of Medicine.

Through lectures and medical case studies coupled with hands-on training, students will begin to experience what it takes to study medical sciences.

Field trips to the Tufts Medical campus will include visits to the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center and exercises highlighting the latest in surgical techniques. In-person question and answer sessions with admissions staff, medical doctors, doctors from other health professions, and medical students will help participants get a feel for Medical School and the career options they have in Medicine and related health sciences.

Mini-Med School- Virtual

Summer 2022
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Think you want to be a doctor? This summer intensive provides driven students who are interested in medical school (or in other health professions) the opportunity to study virtually with one of the nation's leading medical schools - Tufts University School of Medicine.

This summer will be a particularly fascinating time to study the field of medicine, and although the pandemic may preclude some of us from an in-person look into hospitals and clinics, our 2022 Virtual Mini-Med School will have an emphasis on infectious diseases and immunology, with examples drawn from the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, students will learn about the challenges doctors face today in combating multi-drug resistance, and cutting-edge approaches researchers are developing in response.

6-Week Courses and Programs

Looking to spend an entire summer semester with us. Tufts Pre-College programs also offer longer, 6-week courses and programs that explore various STEM subjects.