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Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program at Harvard Medical School


Applications Due



Sep 22, 2023


14 years, 15 years, 16 years, 17 years, 18 years, 19+ years, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Financial Access


US Work Eligibility

Not Required



Program Description

2023-2024 Program Dates: October 28, November 4, December 2, December 9, December 16, January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3

The Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) at Harvard Medical School is a high school science enrichment program aimed at recruiting high school students from the Boston area, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds, into science and medicine.

Application criteria: Our goal is to identify students who are passionate about exploring health and science and who will gain the most from the HPREP experience. We particularly seek students who come from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds and face barriers in entering the fields of science or medicine. We seek to create “a level playing field” in our consideration of your application. We understand that our applicants come from different backgrounds, grade levels, study interests, and life experiences. Therefore, we take into consideration all aspects of your application in order to make holistic admissions decisions.

You can email us at with any questions.


-Must be a high school student (9th-12th grade) who is able to make the commitment to attend the listed program dates
-Students who have previously completed the HPREP program are not eligible to reapply
-We encourage students who were not admitted in previous years to reapply in subsequent years
-We are committed to serving local students and request that applicants attend schools in the greater Boston area

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