Boston After School & Beyond (BASB) hosted a citywide ACT Skills Summit on Monday, June 5th at Boston University to discuss strategies for connecting social-emotional learning to college and career readiness. Around 275 people attended, including Superintendent Tommy Chang.
MEDscience was nominated to present at the conference. BASB believed Boston’s after-school and summer learning programs could learn from our program's practices.
On May 6, 2017 NPR’s Only A Game aired the exclusive story of how one high school football player connected with Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker at her visit to MEDscience and made a difference for the entire team. Hear Gary’s story by listening to the Only A Game podcast via iTunes or Stitcher!
Newton South student, Maya Dennis, took the MEDscience Summer Program in 2016. Maya says the program was "Life-changing, absolutely amazing, never a dull moment. Learned something new every day. Diverse student backgrounds, career-wise and culturally. So many passionate experts to teach us." She then invited HMS MEDscience to Newton South to present an interactive training session to over 35 students in Aspirations in Medicine in January 2017.
This year, MEDscience served over 10 different organizations and local high schools with the Mini Module program. Our partners include: St. Sebastian's School, Notre Dame Academy, Upward Bound, Milton Academy, HPREP, LEAH, Hinton Scholars, Junior League, Newton North High School, and Roxbury Latin.
"Spending a week at MEDscience taught me that healthcare is much more than saving lives." Thabi Khumalo, MEDscience Summer Intern 2016, speaks about her experience with the MEDscience program and how it impacted her perspective of patient care. The Riparian, the Rivers School Magazine, featured Thabi and the MEDscience programs integration into the Anatomy & Physiology course offered at the school.
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Read about the First Lady of Massachusetts visit to HMS MEDscience as we brought the biology of addiction to life. “I wish I had this kind of hands-on learning when I was young because I was intimated by science,” said Lauren Baker, “and giving them this opportunity to explore a career path is such a gift.”
Please watch the HMS MEDscience feature on CBS-WBZTV!
Our Executive Director, Julie Joyal, and Program Director, Stephanie Kang, were featured on the CBS WBZ-TV, December 3, 2016.
We are excited to share the video with our Board Members! Please click the image above to hear Julie and Stephanie speak about the HMS MEDscience mission and goals on the 4 Your Community Live News segment!
Julie Joyal, along 4 other selected finalists, pitched their non-profits in front of 8 judges in order to raise funding and awareness for their programs. Julie spoke passionately about closing the opportunity, inspiration and achievement gap through science and won $15,000 for our program!
The primary goal of this community is to help close opportunity and achievement gaps for Boston youth. Boston Beyond works with the Summer Learning Community year round to maximize the potential of the summer months for student learning and development. By committing to this initiative, our program plays a critical role in increasing student access to high-quality summer programming citywide
PowerLaunch's nonprofit accelerator provides social entrepreneurs with access to leadership and organizational development training, expert mentors and a range of professional consultants and pro bono services.
MEDscience has added new high school partnerships, bringing our total to 11! Spring Semester has already been great fun with our students learning how to intubate and saving patients!
The Charity Warriors Gala was hosted at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter on February 11, 2016. Julie Joyal was annouced as the winner of the Charity Warriors Challenge for raising the most funds over the 10-week campaign.
Stephanie has been with the MEDscience team since Fall 2014. Starting as a teacher and researcher for HMS MEDscience, she now assumes the role as our Program Director to continue operational success! Read more about her background here
HUBweek is a weeklong series of events and experiences, taking place all throughout Greater Boston October 3-10, and is a first of its kind civic collaboration between The Boston Globe, MIT, MGH and Harvard University. HUBweek is a celebration of the big ideas and bold solutions that emerge from the spirit, intellectual energy and creativity of this community, and will showcase the world-changing work, art and thinking being imagined and built here in Greater Boston.
MEDscience Mini Course with the David Potter and Edwin Furshpan Native American Education Program. A program at Harvard Medical School under the leadership of David Lopes Cardozo, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Director of the Division of Medical Sciences.
By working with an evaluations consultant, we created a student outcome survey and a program dashboard, that will allow us to easily monitor and report on program activity and participants. We are very proud of our results!