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Summer Programs for High School Students at UC Berkeley

2 Weeks

Career Accelerator: Medicine & Health Sciences

On Campus $6,399Age Range 14,15,16,17,18

This all-day immersive program explores the field of medicine and will encourage deep learning and practical application of the technical and personal skills necessary to succeed as a medical professional. Action-based simulations led by experts will expose students to the daily work life of a medical professional, including suturing, dissection, trauma response, and clinical diagnostic simulations, case studies, and lively class discussions. This interactive approach to learning encourages teamwork, teaches leadership, and targets higher-order learning that students can apply to a future career in medicine and beyond. Reflecting the eight-hour workday, students are typically in class from 9:30 to 5:00 pm with breaks for lunch and between academic experiences. Each day is different and that time may be filled with visits to medical labs, medical research institutes, and lectures from well-known medical practitioners. 

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Amin Azzam
Amin Azzam

Amin Azzam is a professor at three San Francisco bay area universities:1) University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2) University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, and 3) Samuel Merritt University. Amin completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester, medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, and psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry. He then enrolled in a two-year research fellowship in psychiatric genetics, before discovering that his true passion was in medical education.  

Deciding that 27 years of formal education just wasn’t enough, he went back to school for a masters’ degree in education, at the University of California, Berkeley. He has dedicated his career to innovations in health professional schools, including Problem Based Learning (PBL), Simulation Based Learning (SBL), and Open Educational Pedagogy (OEP). In addition to teaching, he remains clinically active—running long-term psychotherapy groups for patients with chronic illnessess. He lives in Oakland with his wife (June) and children (Remy and Margo). They enjoy camping, board games, and international travel.  

Courses & Academies Students will receive a certificate of completion from Summer Discovery.
Dates & Tuition
  • Jul 16 - Jul 28: Residential Program - $6,399
  • Jul 17 - Jul 27: Commuter Program - $3,599
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