Think you want to be a doctor? This summer our popular Mini-Med School intensive is back, and you can choose to enroll in our on-campus or virtual version of the program. Mini-Med School is for driven students who are interested in medical school (or in other health professions). The program is an opportunity for you to study with one of the nation's leading medical schools - Tufts University School of Medicine - either on campus or from your home! Whether you choose to participate on-campus or online, your experience with Tufts this summer will start to prepare you for your future in the medical world.
The on-campus and virtual programs are taught by medical students and faculty, primarily from Tufts University. While the programs focus on infectious disease and immunology, other topics covered include surgery, diversity in medicine, anatomy, and career guidance.
Note: this page represents our best expectations for the programs we will deliver this summer, but due to the ever-evolving situation, the programs are subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
Mini-Med School: Virtual
Want a Mini-Med experience but don’t want to travel? Using a combination of the best online and virtual approaches for learning we will bring an exciting and rigorous academic experience to you in the comforts of your own home.
Working online in small groups with medical student TAs and hands-on labs you will do at home, you will begin to experience what it takes to study medical sciences. This program will provide you and other driven students the opportunity to participate in virtual lectures and explore crucial facets of the medical school experience. This program also includes virtual question and answer sessions with admissions staff, medical doctors, doctors from other health professions, and medical students will help you get a feel for medical school and the career options you have in medicine and related health sciences.
Mini-Med School: On-Campus
*Update: Due to overwhelming demand, this program has reached its capacity and we are not able to accept additional applicants for Summer 2022.*
Ready to spend a summer in Boston, Massachusetts and study at one of the nation's leading medical schools? Through lectures and medical case studies coupled with hands-on training, Mini-Med School will provide you with an experience that shows you what it takes to study medical sciences.
Field trips to the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Sciences as well as the Tufts University School of Medicine will include exercises highlighting the latest in surgical techniques and visits to the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. In-person question and answer sessions with admissions staff, medical doctors, doctors from other health professions, and medical students will help you get a feel for medical school and the career options you have in medicine and related health sciences.
Mini-Med School Offerings Comparison
Meet Your Program Staff
Berri Jacque, Program Director
Dr. Berri Jacque is an Associate Professor of Medical Education and teaches immunology in a number of professional programs (medical, dental, PA, and MBA) at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). He directs The Center for Science Education at TUSM which aims to bring biomedical learning to high school classrooms, with the goal of broaden participation in science. Using a collaborative approach with high-school educators, his research focuses on understanding approaches that build interest in science and increase health literacy to prepare a diverse, engaged STEM workforce.
EmilyKate McDonough, Program Director
Dr. EmilyKate McDonough has a background in microbiology and filmmaking, and is a Project Manager in the TUSM Center for Science Education. She oversees the BioScann project, which introduces high school students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through role-play, data analysis, and group discussion. She also oversees the Mini-Med Connect program, which offers mentor experiences for students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Dr. McDonough is experienced in high school curriculum design and evaluation, and is interested in making STEM classes more engaging, relevant, and inclusive for students from all backgrounds. Her research includes understanding how students’ interests, beliefs, self-confidence, and sense of belonging impact their goals to pursue STEM careers.