MGH Youth Scholar Alumni
This program takes alumni of the MGH Youth Scholars Program through continued learning and professional development at MGH.
This program takes Alumni of the MGH Youth Scholars Program through continued learning and professional development at MGH. This accomplished Alumni cohort uses their high school zeal for STEM subjects in health and science to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in these fields.
During the summer, the Alumni work at MGH in paid positions that connect to their fields of study and interest. They engage in networking opportunities with MGH employees and attend a series of guest speaker luncheons with department leadership. Together the Alumni build strong, supportive connections through their shared experiences and fearless drive to achieve success in their chosen careers.
In 2014, 36 Alumni students were hired and mentored by 40 MGH supervisors. Five of the students returned from the previous summer, with 72% of the students placed in postitions that directly connected to their fileds of study in college.
The following outcomes were reported from the 20 Alumni students surveyed at the end of the program:
- 92% reported they had a clearer vision of what they want to do as it relates to their fields of study (69% of respondents strongly agreed)
- 100% felt they were more effective networkers
- 84% felt they had developed lasting connections to MGH professionals
- 92% felt they were supported by their respective mentors
Phone: (617) 724-3210