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 as you research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for simulated patients

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 as you research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for simulated patients
  • W H E N
    • Early July: July 14 - July 26, 2019
    • Late July: July 28 - August 9, 2019
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 (+ $250 supplement)

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 (+ $250 supplement)

    Commuter: $2,498 (+ $250 supplement)

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.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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

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. Take excursions to real life clinical facilities and meet with real world experts. Whether it’s getting a behind-the-scenes tour of a local hospital, touring a collection of brains from one of the world’s most renowned neurosurgeons, or meeting with a healthcare entrepreneur, these encounters will broaden your perspective about the field of medicine and healthcare.

Career Exploration

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. Both Drs. Chen and Tenner have developed and implemented educational curricula for teaching emergency care around the world.

Instructor

Dr. Enrique Valdespino, MD, MSc

Most recently, Dr. Valdespino has been recruited by Doctors Without Borders to provide medical care where it is most needed, and is awaiting mission placement. Dr. Valdespino graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery. Prior to Harvard, Enrique worked as a physician with Compañeros en Salud México (CES), a sister organization of Partners in Health, after he completed his medical training. At CES he worked as a Regional Supervisor to support primary care physicians in charge of rural clinics in non-accessible areas. In this role, he addressed challenges in regards to medical care delivery, clinic management, and community relations.