Harvard University's Health Careers Summer Program Report, July 23, 1971, page 1

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          HARVARD UNIVERSITY

RELEASE: FRIDAY MORNING ~ UNIVERSITY NEWS OFFICE

JULY 23, 1971 DRHFOROFMEMQUJNHRMANON
ZSSHATTUCK STREET
BOSTON, MASS. o2n=
Phone: RE 4-3300

Harvard's Health Careers Summer Program entered its third summer
on July 6, with an enrollmentof 114 minority students from 65 of the
nation's colleges and universities.

From all points of view the Program (HCSP) which started in 1969
as a joint venture of the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School
of Dental Medicine and the Harvard Summer School, has been an out-
standing success. It has encouraged a substantial percentage of its
enrollees —- Blacks, Puerto Ricans, American Indians and Mexican-
Americans —— to consider careers in the health professions. Eight
of those who were enrolled in 1969 are now students in medical
schools or dental schools in the United States, and 31 more who were
enrolled in 1970 will matriculate at medical or dental schools this
fall.‘ Many more are planning to enter one of the allied health
professions. And the HCSP has provided each an opportunity to
strengthen his or her academic background, particularly in the basic
sciences.

In an Evaluation Report? sponsored by the National Center for

Health Sciences Research and Development, based on the initial two

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