Medicine & Healthcare Track

Instructors Who Care
Summer Springboard courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.
Emergency Medicine 

Dr. Craig Kutz, UC San Diego

Dr. Craig Kutz is a physician-scientist, currently working as a senior resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC-San Diego Health. Dr. Kutz holds an MD and PhD from the Medical University of South Carolina with his graduate work focused in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. He also is a current Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and completing technical rescue training in austere/mountain medicine including a medical expedition to Mt. Everest Base Camp. He also currently works as an operational flight physician for a San Diego helicopter EMS. In his future, he plans on sub-specialty in Undersea/Hyperbaric medicine and Aerospace medicine. He has received multiple teaching recognitions including the distinguished resident physician bedside teaching award for medical students. 

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Considering a career in medicine or healthcare? It’s a major decision that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. Sign up for Summer Springboard's Online Exploration Academy to see if medicine and healthcare is right for you!


Summer Morrill & John ReplogleMIT

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Summer Morrill and John Replogle are Ph.D. candidates in biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an accomplished researcher with diverse laboratory experience. Her research at MIT includes studying the effect of gene dosage on genome maintenance as well as uncovering the origin and maintenance of haploinsufficiency in eukaryotic organisms. Summer graduated from Tufts University summa cum laude with highest thesis honors.


Adam Morris, Harvard University

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Adam Morris is a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in psychology at Harvard University. He received his B.S. in psychology from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors. Adam specializes in social-emotional learning. Most of us spend decades of our life in school, and yet we are never taught the most meaningful thing: how to be with other people, in a healthy and fulfilling way. Adam seeks to understand the social-emotional skills that support a deep and nourishing social life, and to help people develop those skills. Adam has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship and the George W. Goethals Teaching Prize.


Dr. Jessica André, Yale University Postdoctoral Researcher

Jessica André is a professor at Quinnipiac University in nearby Hamden, CT in the Psychology department. Before joining the faculty, she was a postdoctoral associate in Yale's molecular psychiatry program. Jessica's graduate and postdoctoral work focused on obtaining a better understanding of learning and memory related symptoms of neuropsychiatric diseases through animal models. Jessica spends her free time walking and playing with her dog Chance, of which pictures are often seen as they are the wallpaper background on her laptop. She holds a Ph.D. from Temple University.    


January Session:

January 23-24 & 30-31, 2021

9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Pre-College Exploration Academy

What You'll Learn
Each day, dive into a relevant topic in the industry and engage in dynamic, engaging discussions with leading experts and professors. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Summer Springboard.  
Emergency Medicine
Learn about emergency medicine on the frontlines of the pandemic through simulations and discussions.
Learn about life as a geneticist and work on a project related to genetic testing for viruses and infectious diseases .
Learn about the psychology behind human connection and social relationships.
Explore the relationship between the mind, brain, and body and study the physiological basis for mental disorders such as schizophrenia.
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June Session:

June 12-13 & 19-20, 2021

9:00 AM PT/ 12:00 PM ET

April Session:

April 10-11 & 17-18, 2021

9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Weeklong June Session:

June 14-17, 2021

9:00 AM  PT/ 12:00 PM ET


General Public