The MGH Department of Radiology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is proud to work with the a number of organizations and groups through MGH, the MGH Center of Community Health Improvement, and Harvard Medical School to provide opportunities for mentoring students of all ages. These youth mentoring programs provide opportunities for students of all ages to learn firsthand about the work underway in the Department of Radiology as well as expose them to STEM and healthcare more broadly. Working with groups dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion allows us to do our part in ensuring a equitable future for radiology where all people are included and their backgrounds respected.

Below is a curated list of mentorship programs through which the MGH Department of Radiology participates. The contact information provided is for those in charge of organizing mentors. If you are a student interested in participating in any of these programs, please click the “Learn more” button to go to the programs’ websites.

Do you have a mentorship opportunity or are you interested in having members of our staff speak with your students? Contact David Izquierdo-Garcia, PhD

David Izquierdo-Garcia, PhD
David Izquierdo-Garcia, PhDMentorship Programs Curator

Elementary and Middle School

MGH Elementary & Middle School Stem Clubs-MGH Center of Community Health Improvement (CCHI)
October-June
Contact: Christy Egun

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CCHI coordinates numerous programs and supports youth in grades 3-12 and beyond, including STEM clubs, youth scholars, an alumni program, school-year internships, and job shadowships

  • In grades 3 to 5, STEM Clubs aim to develop excitement and engagement in STEM subjects, build confidence in students’ abilities to succeed in these subjects, and increase exposure to STEM careers.
  • Senior STEM Clubs for Grades 6-8, hosted at three Boys & Girls Clubs, continue the engagement with hand-on science and greater exposure to technology.
  • In the Science Fair Mentoring Programs for Grades 7 and 8, Mass General mentors work with James P. Timilty Middle School students in Roxbury on science fair projects from concept to completion.

High School

Youth Scholars-CCHI
Contact: Christy Egun

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The MGH youth scholar program is a 4-year integrated program for students interested in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). The program focuses on weekly classes at the MGH main campus allowing students to explore all aspects of the medical field while preparing them for college and beyond. There is an additional summer STEM curriculum which takes place for students in STEM Camp in partnership with Wheelock College.

The MGH youth scholars program is a partnership between MGH CCHI to recruit students from the following schools:  East Boston High School, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, Revere High School, Chelsea High School, and the Charlestown community.

Brigham and Women’s Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP)
October-June
Contact: Pam Audeh

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The Student Success Jobs Program is a year-round internship program designed to introduce 100 Boston high school students to medical, health, and science professions. This program pairs each student with a healthcare professional to serve as a mentor.

SSJP is a partnership between BWH, Boston public high schools, and The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) to recruit students from the following schools: Boston Latin Academy, Community Academy of Science and Health, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, Fenway High School, John D. O’Bryant School of Math And Science, Madison Park Technical and Vocational High School, New Mission High School, and Urban Science Academy.

College

College Student Outreach-MGH Department of Radiology Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Contact: Anand Narayan

The MGH Department of Radiology DE&I Committee holds frequent mixers and seminars for underrepresented groups in medicine including underrepresented minorities and first generation college students. Many of these mixers are in partnership with interested college and university student groups. If your student group of institution is interested in having a mixer with us, let us know!

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programs (UROPs)-Local Boston Colleges & Universities
Contact: David Izquierdo-Garcia

The MGH Department of Radiology has students from a number of different local colleges and universities undertaking mentored research projects. These opportunities are typically coordinated through your local institution. If your institution has a UROP program, but there are no MGH Radiology mentors, we are happy to work with you and them to identify projects and mentors who are suitable.  Additionally, remote research opportunities may be available.

Elementary & Middle School

High School

Jobs for Youth-CCHI
July-August
Contact: Bre Miller and Tracey Stanley

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The MGH Jobs for Youth is a program run through the Mayor’s Youth Summer Jobs Program in Boston. The program aims to provide Boston’s local Black and Latinx communities, and the community of Chelsea, with paid job opportunities for young people. Students work in departments throughout the MGH system as part of immersive internship. Students have worked in transport, within Interventional Radiology, along side CT and X ray technologists, as well as performing research with clinicians and clinical scientists. The students also engage in weekly professional development and skill workshops.

Leaders through Education, Action, and Hope (LEAH) Knox Scholars Program-LEAH Project & MIT & CCHI
July-August
Contacts: Lisa Aslan & Tracey Stanley

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The LEAH Knox Scholar Program is a two-year program with hands-on lab experience and research mentorship for low-income high school students of color aimed at providing college readiness and for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The LEAH Knox Scholars program is funded by the National Institute of Health Science Education Partnership Award, The AMGEN Foundation, and The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and supports students from Boston, Cambridge, and Everett high schools.

College

Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)-MGH
June-August
Contacts: Sandra Ordonez

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SRTP is an eight-week research opportunities program organized by the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion open to junior and senior undergraduates, first year medical students, graduate students, and post-baccalaurate students who belong to groups that are underrepresented in medicine. Students are paired with an MGH faculty preceptor, attend both career development workshops and didactic seminars, and present an oral presentation on their research at the conclusion of the program. Students receive a housing stipend, living stipend, and are eligible for need-based travel grants.

Summer Clinical and Transnational Research Program (SCTRP)-Harvard Clinical & Transnational Science Center
Contact: Carol Martin

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The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research.

In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programs (UROPs)-Local Boston Colleges & Universities
Contact: David Izquierdo-Garcia

The MGH Department of Radiology has students from a number of different local colleges and universities undertaking mentored research projects. These opportunities are typically coordinated through your local institution. If your institution has a UROP program, but there are no MGH Radiology mentors, we are happy to work with you and them to identify projects and mentors who are suitable.  Additionally, remote research opportunities may be available.

All Ages

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (Ongoing Enrollment)

Contact: Michael Wright

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts is an organization dedicated to helping children in under-resourced families thrive by providing one-on-one adult mentors. From playing video games, to trips to the museum, to exploring the city or some of the many parks of Massachusetts, these relationships can have a life-long impact on the participating children. For just a few hours, a couple times per month, you have the opportunity to change someones life for the better.


Mass Mentoring Partnership

Additional opportunities are available through Mass Mentoring, a clearing house for quality-based mentoring programs and opportunities throughout Massachusetts.