The Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program is an educational program incorporating medical guest speakers and hands-on activities giving the Summer Scholar an involved sense of working in the field of medicine. The goal of the program is to expose the Summer Scholar to a variety of medical professions in hope that they make a more informed decision about their own path to medicine. This is not a "summer camp-like" program and housing accommodations are not included. Past years' cirriculum included:

  • Robotics
  • Simulated birth with OB
  • Ultrasound and Imaging lesson
  • Suturing session
  • Physician Q&A
  • CPR Training

The application is open US citizens in high school. To apply, students must be at least 16 years old and not yet attending college.

How to prepare for the application period:

  • Prepare to answer 1 short essay prompt

  • Have resume ready to upload

  • Notify your parent and prepare them to sign a Parent Consent and liability of waiver


Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2023
Notification of Acceptance (sent via email): April 17, 2023
Payment due by: June 1, 2023

Past Feedback

Summer Scholar: “This was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Before this program, I was unsure of the path I wanted to take. The information and fun I got out of the program reinforced my desire [to pursue a career] in the field of medicine. I had a lot of unanswered questions answered…"

Summer Scholar: “The Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program made me excited and motivated to go into medicine. This was a life-changing experience.”

Summer Scholar Parent:“Wonderful and enjoyable program to help the kids learn about their own personal interests and help to lead them towards their future career paths. Truly an experience that a normal classroom cannot provide!”

Ideal Candidates:

  • Possess a strong desire to attend medical school to pursue a career in medicine
  • Current high school students and high school graduates not yet in attending college. MUST BE 16 YEARS OLD (hospital policy)

Program Fee (Scholarships available based on need)

  • $1200

2023 Pre-Med Summer Scholar Schedule (choice to attend one, 5-day session):

Session 1: Tuesday, June 20 - Saturday, June 24, 2023

Session 2: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2023

* Both sessions will be completely IN-PERSON and ONSITE

Sample Schedule

Day 1

In-person Program Day 

9AM - 4PM

Day 2

In-person Robotics Skills Lab 

9AM - 4PM

Day 3   

In-person Program Day 

9AM - 4PM

Day 4

In-person Program Day 

9AM - 4PM

Day 5

In-person Closing Day + Ceremony    

9AM - 4PM


Please note: Pre-Med Summer Scholars Program will be hosted in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and is subject to restriction, change, or cancellation. 

For additional questions, please email [email protected]