Program Highlights

  • Learn real life medical techniques such as suturing, setting a splint, wound care, and taking vital signs
  • Visit a simulation lab where medical and healthcare students and professors hone and refine their life-saving skills
  • Gain valuable knowledge about diverse educational and career opportunities in medicine and healthcare
  • Work in teams of detective doctors as you research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for a simulated patient

Program Highlights

  • Learn real life medical techniques such as suturing, setting a splint, wound care, and taking vital signs
  • Visit a simulation lab where medical and healthcare students and professors hone and refine their life-saving skills
  • Gain valuable knowledge about diverse educational and career opportunities in medicine and healthcare
  • Work in teams of detective doctors as you research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for a simulated patient
  • W H E N
    • Late June: June 23 - July 5, 2019
    • Early July: July 7 - July 19, 2019
    • Late July: July 21 - August 2, 2019

Overview

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.

Hands-On Learning

Spend the first week learning basic medical skills and getting training on how to handle situations when medical care is not immediately available. Simulations will allow you 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.

The second week focuses on being a detective doctor. In small groups, your medical team will be required to research the patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on your findings, and develop a treatment plan. This simulation will teach you how to respond to a patient just like a medical professional, assessing information and applying your medical knowledge in high pressure environments.

Real World Insights

Last year 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.

Career Exploration

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. You'll get a deeper sense of your 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.

Faculty

Instructor - 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.

Curriculum Advisor - While instructors vary each year, the Curriculum Advisors ensure continuity in our curriculum. 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”. 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. She has developed and implemented educational curriculum for teaching emergency care in all around the world.