Considering a career in medicine? Thinking about being a pre-med major in college? Do you love biology, are fascinated about the human body, or want a career helping people but aren’t sure where to start? These are big questions that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. 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.
Learn real world skills in emergency medical care through our hands-on, field-based curriculum. Learning has never been so fun! For those considering medical school, you’ll have a chance to meet with students currently in med school who will answer your questions and share their insider perspective on what it’s really like and how they got in. Additionally, meet real world medical professionals and learn about the wide variety of occupations in healthcare.
Medicine & Healthcare Instructors - Dr. Carol Chen and Dr. Andrea Tenner
Drs. Chen and Tenner both serve as Global Health faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Carol Chen
Dr. Chen serves as faculty at the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco where she specializes in pediatric emergency medicine as well as global health. She chairs the department’s continuing medical education course entitled “Building a Career in Global Health and Emergency Medicine”. Her interests in PEM education target a diverse group of learners ranging from prehospital providers to emergency medicine specialists, and she has developed curricula to train providers in East Africa and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Andrea Tenner
Dr. Tenner serves as faculty at the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco where she is also the Director of the Global Health Fellowship and the Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care at UCSF. She works closely with the World Health Organization to set health policy and develop emergency care worldwide. Dr. Tenner has developed and implemented educational curriculum for teaching emergency care in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. Having worked in several mass casualty incidents, she also provides disaster management consulting for many resource-constrained countries for the US State Department.