Emergency Medicine at UC Berkeley
Gain hands-on skills in emergency medicine, learn about med school admissions, and hear first-hand about jobs in the field of healthcare.
Located on the campus of UC Berkeley
Residential Tuition :
Extended Commuter Tuition:
*+$250 Medicine course supplement
June 18, 2023 June 30, 2023 Session Full
July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023 Session Full
July 16, 2023 July 28, 2023 Session Full
University of California at Berkeley
Our summer medical program for high school students gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.
Excursions at UC Berkeley – In past years students went to the Kanbar Center, which supports UCSF’s educational mission of teaching, learning, and assessment through simulation recreating routine and complex situations. Additionally students received a behind the scenes tour of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, a community hospital and Level 1 trauma center dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the community.
Meet your instructor
The Emergency Medicine program at UC Berkeley is led by a group of physicians from UCSF Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Katrina "KJ" Stime is the Chief Emergency Medicine Resident at UCSF. She received her undergraduate from Harvard University in Human Development and Regenerative Biology and her MD from University of Washington. Her interests are in global health, medical education, and quality improvement.
Dr. Alia Church graduated from University of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia. She is pursuing emergency medicine in residency at UCSF after becoming involved in wilderness medicine and MedWAR (a wilderness medicine race) in medical school.
Dr. Alex Tran received his undergraduate from Fresno State University and went to medical school at Saint Louis University. He is passionate about social medicine, LGBTQ+ healthcare, medical education, and public health.
Dr. Tajah Tubbs received her undergraduate from Stanford University and received her MD from University of California Los Angeles. She also holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and is in emergency medicine residency at UCSF. She is interested in making health systems more efficient and improving how society addresses social determinants of health.
Dr. Elaine Hsiang (she/her), was born in Taiwan and raised in the Los Angeles area. She graduated from Brown University and received her MD from University of California San Francisco where she is now completing her emergency medicine residency. Her interests are in LGBTQIA+ health, racial and migrant justice, and mentorship.
Dr. Carolina Ornelas-Dorian grew up in the Bay Area and received her undergraduate from Stanford University and received her MD from University of California San Francisco where she is currently a resident in emergency medicine. She is passionate about advancing public health and health equity in the emergency department, as well as supporting the medical pipeline for underrepresented students in medicine.
Dr. Rasheed Alhadi received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and received his MD from University of California San Francisco where he is an emergency medicine resident. His interests include medical education, critical care and ultrasound.
Dr. Caroline Burke graduated cum laude from Harvard University in Social Sciences and received her MD from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is an emergency medicine resident physician at University of California San Francisco.
Topics you'll explore
Learn basic medical skills and get training on how to handle situations when medical care is not immediately available. Simulations will allow students to learn and practice hands-on medical techniques including positioning and extraction, wound care, control of bleeding, stitches and sutures, usage of splints and slings, and other useful potentially life-saving skills. In small groups, students in a simulated medical team will be required to research the patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on their findings, and develop a treatment plan.
Throughout the program, meet a variety of experts in the field of healthcare that will provide advice and tips on academic preparation and professional pathways to explore. We will discuss the wide variety of professions within the medical field, such as physical therapy, physician's assistants, phlebotomy and more. Students will get a deeper sense of their unique motivations and aptitudes and how that aligns with potential academic and career choices. This helps students make better informed decisions about some of life’s most important choices.