BUSM Science Teaching Enrichment Program (BUSM STEP)

As a service-learning elective, BUSM STEP promotes a partnership between the BUSM community and high-school students from the Greater Boston Area. Medical students meet with a group of high school students, once a week on campus, in order to provide them with an early exposure to the medical profession. Meetings involve one-on-one mentoring, as well as programming focused on knowledge of health careers, health disparities, and disease processes. Medical students also work with residents of the Primary Care Residency Program to organize clinical skills sessions for the high school participants, as well with the Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) to help the students develop a community engagement project.

BUSM STEP advocates for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the academic ability, compassion, and interpersonal skills capable of facing the challenges of promoting health equity in diverse populations.

 

Interested? Email:  jeh615@bu.edu