Emergency Medicine in San Diego

Learn from a Stanford educated emergency medicine physician, train at the UCSD Simulation Center, and tour Mercy Air, an air ambulance service.

Medical program for teens on a university campus in San Diego

Program Highlights

Learn practical skills such as suturing, placing a splint, stopping a bleed, taking vital signs and performing CPR
Train at the UCSD Simulation Center 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
Tuition:

Residential Price: $4,998 (+ supplement fees)

Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Dates:

Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021

Location:

University of San Diego
San Diego, 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 University of San Diego – Students will visit Mercy Air, a company that provides rapid transport by helicopter of critically ill and injured patients. In addition, they will get behind-the-scenes access to a hospital ward room, emergency or intensive care unit room, operating room, or procedural training room at the UCSD Simulation Center.

Meet your instructor

SSB - Benjamin Supat

Dr. Benjamin Supat, UC San Diego

Emergency Medicine UC San Diego

Dr. Benjamin Supat is a Stanford educated emergency medicine physician, currently working as a senior resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC San Diego.

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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 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. 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.

students taking blood pressure

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.

medical activity - stopping the bleed

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