Course 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

Course 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
    • Late June: June 27-July 9, 2021
    • Early July: July 11-July 23, 2021
    • Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 (+ supplement fees)

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

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

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 may include the UCSD Simulation Center, which occupies over 2,500 square feet divided among 4 simulation rooms that includes a hospital ward room, emergency or intensive care unit room, operating room and procedural training room. Each simulation room can be monitored through one way glass and/or a series of independently controllable cameras that can be streamed to any of our debriefing rooms or recorded for subsequent viewing and analysis.

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.

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.

Instructor

Dr. Craig J. Kutz, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Craig Kutz

Dr. Craig Kutz is a physician-scientist, currently working as a senior resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC-San Diego Health. Dr. Kutz holds an MD and PhD from the Medical University of South Carolina with his graduate work focused in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. He also is a current Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and completing technical rescue training in austere/mountain medicine including a medical expedition to Mt. Everest Base Camp. He also currently works as an operational flight physician for a San Diego helicopter EMS. In his future, he plans on sub-specialty in Undersea/Hyperbaric medicine and Aerospace medicine. He has received multiple teaching recognitions including the distinguished resident physician bedside teaching award for medical students.

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.