Biology & Medicine at UC Berkeley
Understand the biology behind disease and medicine.
Summer Springboard program located on the campus of UC Berkeley
Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Late June: June 20-July 2, 2021
University of California at Berkeley
This biology and medicine summer program for teens is an exploration of human physiology and disease, including medical terminology and activity-centered learning about the structure and function of major organ systems. We’ll look at how different organ systems communicate and depend on one another. Each class will include a ‘Spotlight on Medicine’, where we will investigate the cause of a disease, diagnostic tests and the mechanism of action of commonly prescribed medicines. Class activities include group research projects, experiments and observations using the scientific method, presentation skills development, video clips and readings.
Excursions at UC Berkeley – Students visit a local hospital provides access to people working medical careers.
Meet your instructor
Krista McCutcheon, M.Sc.
Biology & Medicine
Krista McCutcheon has been working as a professional drug hunter for over 20 years, and is a co-inventor on multiple drug patents.Learn more