Middle School Medicine at UC Berkeley

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

Summer Springboard Middle School program located on the campus of UC Berkeley

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:

Medicine Course Tuition Supplement:


Session 1:
July 2, 2023 July 7, 2023 Session Full

Session 2:
July 9, 2023 July 14, 2023 Session Full


University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

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 at UC BerkeleyAll students visit a simulation center for hands-on practice in stitching, suturing, intubation, and BLS skills led by leading medical trainers. Past visits have included the Yale Center for Medical Simulation, the UCSF Kanbar Simulation Center, STRATUS Center (affiliated with Harvard Medical School) and UC San Diego’s SIM Center. Visits provide  first-hand observations of the high-pressure/ life-saving world of an emergency room.


Meet your instructor

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

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program