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 and parking accommodations are not included. Past years' curriculum 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 Waiver of Liability



  • Applications Open: February 1, 2024
  • Deadline for Applications: March 29, 2024 @ 9AM
  • Notification of Acceptance (sent via email): April 15, 2024
  • Payment due by: May 15, 2024
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 sophomores, juniors, and seniors attending high school in the United States. Students MUST BE 16 YEARS OLD (hospital policy) at the time of participation.

Program Fee (Scholarships available based on need)

  • $1200
    • Fee covers instruction, facilitator time, cost of equipment and materials, and a polo shirt. Lodging, transportation, parking and meals not included.
    • Scholarships available based on need. Proof of participation in a government-sponsored financial assistance program ( or, reduced-fee or free food program. A verification letter from the applicant's school is required.

2023 Pre-Med Summer Scholar Schedule -CHOICE TO PARTICIPATE IN 1 OF 2 FOUR-DAY SESSIONS:
Session 1: June 17, 18, 20, 21, 2024
Session 2: June 24, 25, 27, 28, 2024

Optional asynchronous activities on Wednesdays.

* Both sessions will be completely IN-PERSON and ONSITE

Sample Schedule

Day 1In-person Program Day 9AM - 4PM
Day 2In-person Robotics Skills Lab 9AM - 4PM
Day 3   Optional asynchronous activities 9AM - 4PM
Day 4In-person Program Day 9AM - 4PM
Day 5In-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]