What is the BioScience program?

What is the BioScience program?

The BioScience Program is a multi-year, experiential, academic program for high-ability high school science students who intend to pursue a career in medicine, biomedical engineering, or scientific research. Each BioScience student is involved in ongoing cancer research in collaboration with experienced, academic research scientists. Our campus’ state-of-the art laboratory is fully equipped and reserved solely for the BioScience program students. The BioScience Program offers focused curricula but also extensive off campus experiences at biomedical companies, research labs, hospitals, and colleges. On any given day, BioScience students at Shattuck-St. Mary’s could be shadowing a surgeon at the local hospital, attending a lecture at a nearby college with a pre-med student, or working with classmates in our fully- equipped research laboratory.

About the Director

Maren LaLiberty, M.D., is the founding director of the BioScience Program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. Dr. LaLiberty holds an M.D. and a B.A. in microbiology from the University of Minnesota. After practicing family medicine for several years, she decided to dedicate her life to teaching and coaching. She spent seven years coaching women’s rowing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before taking her extensive knowledge of biological sciences to St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, VA, where she taught science and math courses, and coached the rowing team.

About Fayfield Hall

A Center for 21st Century Science Education

  • State-of-the-art laboratory classrooms with space dedicated to the BioScience Program
  • Lab space dedicated to independent student research
  • Engineering lab providing opportunities to develop programming, design, and problem solving skills critical to medical engineering

Is this program right for me?

The BioScience Program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s is designed for highly motivated high school students who would like to pursue an interest in medicine or medical research and technology. The rigorous multi-year program offers a curriculum that is based on the study of human anatomy and physiology, and is supplemented with a diverse offering of enrichment experiences, both clinical and research-oriented. Also, each BioScience participant will design, implement and complete a significant research project under the supervision of a BioScience Program site sponsor.

How do I apply?

Application Process:

  • Students will be evaluated on their academic record, teacher recommendations and application essays.
  • The selection process will culminate with a formal interview