Emergency Medicine in Los Angeles

Climb into an ambulance, learn how things operate in emergency situations, and gain hands-on skills from an EMT Clinical Instructor at UCLA.

Summer medicine and healthcare program for teens in Los Angeles

Program Highlights

Hop on board an ambulance and learn practical skills such as 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
students performing CPR on dummies
Tuition:

Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)

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

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

Dates:

Late June: June 27-July 9, 2021 (WAITLIST)

Early July: July 11-July 23, 2021

Location:

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, 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 in Los Angeles – Students will get the unique opportunity to hop on board and learn how things really operate in the back of an ambulance. 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 a state-of-the-art simulation center in Los Angeles.

Meet your instructor

Violet Bagni

Violet Bagni, UCLA

Emergency Medicine UCLA

Violet Bagni is an EMT Clinical Instructor at UCLA with over 20 years of experience teaching the fundamentals of emergency medicine.

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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.

girl checking other girls pulse in mass casualty

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.

dr. tenner holding intubation pump

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