Overview & Goals
The Future Gen Cancer Scholars program will enroll 20 sophomore BIPOC high school students per year for a six-week, two-year, summer program, shadowing hematologists and oncologists in the inpatient and outpatient oncology settings at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, in addition to our advanced research laboratories.
After completing the online application, students will be selected by the Future Gen Committee and their high schools.
To model appreciation of hard work, respect, and doctor patient relationship, each student will be paired with a single clinical hematologist/oncologist.
Didactics and reading assignments will be included. The average day will be 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Among the skills scholars will observe include taking a history and physical examination, reviewing the medical literature, analyzing data including laboratory and radiologic studies.
Observations of experienced, skilled and compassionate physicians taking histories, teaching and instructing patients will have lifelong impact.