Students will get a chance to explore the various fields of study that exist in medicine, and rotate through potential fields such as cardiology, radiology, orthopedics, and more.

Program Highlights

Learn about a variety of fields of medicine to begin identifying an area of interest in medical school.
Learn about the process of applying to medical school and how to plan your future medical pathway beyond medical school admissions.
Meet medical professionals, students, and residents to "rotate" through a variety of medical disciplines and learn more about possible medical research, areas of study, and get hands-on experience in the field.
Explore an emerging medical issue or field and perform research on the topic to begin finding possible solutions with the help of current medical students.
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Residential Tuition:

Commuter Tuition:
$3,198 *

*+ $250 Pre-Med Tuition Supplement


Session 2:
June 23, 2024 July 5, 2024

Session 4:
July 7, 2024 July 19, 2024

Session 6:
July 21, 2024 August 2, 2024


Berkeley, CA


  • "It was an overall outstanding experience that gave me insight into college life and making myself sure that I want to pursue a career in the medical field."

    Vincent K.

  • "I think the program was great in the way it really made me see what I wanted to do in my future. I did Pre-Med and thought that bringing in different instructors from different specialities gave me a wide range of knowledge."

    Moriah V.

  • "Even though I have always had an immense interest in medicine, participating in the Summer Springboard Pre-Med program worked to solidify that interest and give me more clarity on how to pursue the path I hope to tread. I was exposed to so many great opportunities throughout the program including, but definitely not limited to, drawing blood, intubating, CPR training, and captivating lectures about various medical topics. Additionally, attending this program was a great experience to expose myself to college life, which makes me even more sure that college is the right experience for me. Overall, the Springboard program was so helpful for my career but also so enjoyable for my wellbeing and growth."

    Sanjana V.

Course Overview

Are you considering a future in medicine, but unsure about your specific path? Dive into an engaging program designed to help you explore the diverse options within the medical field. Throughout this course, students will gain firsthand exposure to a range of medical specialties, including cardiology, radiology, orthopedics, and more. You’ll also hear about the intricacies of entering medical school, preparing for entrance exams, planning your medical residency, and the vital role of scientific inquiry and curiosity in your journey to becoming a medical professional. Interact with experienced doctors, medical students, and residents while immersing yourself in the multifaceted world of medicine.

Meet your instructor

Curriculum was designed and developed by Dr. Andrew Eyre, Medical Director for the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning

Students will visit the UCSF KANBAR Simulation Center. All students in this program will complete the requirements to receive their CPR certification. They will also rotate/round through various medical disciplines and meet distinguished professionals in those fields. In addition, students may have the opportunity to tour Henry H. Wheeler Brain Imaging Center which houses one of the most powerful human research functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) systems in the US.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program