Middle School Medicine

Gain hands-on skills in emergency medicine and hear first-hand about jobs in the field of healthcare.

Program Highlights

Discover critical techniques in emergency medicine such as setting a splint and performing CPR.
Work in teams as you research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for a "patient".
Triage cases from a "mass casualty" in a simulated emergency room simulation.
Learn alongside medical professionals and gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of the emergency room.

Residential Tuition :

Commuter Tuition:

*+$250 Medicine course supplement


Session 1:
July 7, 2024 July 12, 2024 Waitlist

Session 2:
July 14, 2024 July 19, 2024 Waitlist

Session 3:
July 21, 2024 July 26, 2024

Session 4:
July 28, 2024 August 2, 2024


Berkeley, CA


  • "The classes were very informative and the classroom setting was very positive. I had a lot of fun meeting new people and learned a lot of new information from the excursions."

    Aanya S.

  • "Summer Springboard really helped me to decide that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. The program lets us be independent but also provides a very good learning experience from good instructors."

    Tvisha T.

  • "My experience here with summer springboard was amazing. The people I met were great and the instructors were amazing. Overall I would recommend this program to a person I would know. The activities were also very fun to do even if they were challenging. I would come back and do this program again if I had the chance."

    Blake V.

Course Overview

This program provides middle school students interested in pursuing medicine with real hands-on experience where they can build a set of medical skills at an early age.

Imagine being able to set a splint, stop a bleed, and perform CPR as a middle school student! Students will learn medical techniques through age-appropriate simulations and guided lessons. In addition, they’ll work with small groups to research a patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on findings, and develop a treatment plan.

Excursions – All students visit the UCSF KANBAR simulation center for hands-on practice in stitching, suturing, intubation, and BLS skills led by leading medical trainers. In addition to being CPR certified, students in this program have also had either the opportunity to meet the Emergency Response team at Berkeley Fire Dept #3 for an ambulance tour or have access to an Anatomage Table, the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tool for anatomy and physiology education.


Meet your instructor

This course will be taught by a team of leading UCSF Emergency Medicine Residents.

Topics you'll explore

Hands on Learning

Students will have the opportunity to engage with leading emergency medicine specialists. During academic excursions, guest speakers will share their wealth of knowledge and encourage career exploration. Hands-on learning is experienced through simulation center visits in cutting edge facilities at UCSF. Outside of course specific studies the students will explore all the Bay Area has to offer! With so much rich history, breathtaking sights, parks and famed landmarks at our fingertips there is something for everyone to discover!

Course Structure

There are five 3-hour class sessions over the one-week course. During the week, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday (program check-out is on Friday afternoon). Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to additional academic time with possible excursions and/or guest speakers.

The Middle School programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, classes, and a more structured environment. For students completing grades 6-8.

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