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

Program Highlights

Learn practical skills such as suturing, placing a splint, stopping a bleed, taking vital signs and performing CPR
Train in a simulation lab where healthcare students and faculty hone and refine their life-saving skills
Gain valuable insight into diverse educational and career opportunities in medicine and healthcare
Work in teams to research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for simulated patients
students performing CPR on dummies
Tuition:

Residential Tuition :
$4,998 USD* Will increase to $5,498 on Dec 31, 2021

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,398 USD* Will increase to $3,598 on Dec 31, 2021

Commuter Tuition:
$2,798 USD* Will increase to $2,998 on Dec 31, 2021


*+$250 Medicine course supplement

Dates:

Session 1: June 19-July 1, 2022

Session 2: July 3-July 15, 2022

Session 3: July 17-July 29, 2022

Location:

University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Testimonials

  • I learned amazing things that I didn’t think I would be exposed to before medical school! Summer Springboard helped me confirm my love of medicine!

    Megha J.

  • The classes were useful and helped shed light on different aspects of the medical field, and the various careers you can choose from within the field.

    Isabella D.

Course Overview

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.

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


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.

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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. 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.

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