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Summer Middle School Medicine at UC Berkeley

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 27

Age Range - 12-13 yrs

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This academic camp at UC Berkeley is the perfect gateway to Middle School Medicine for 12 and 13 years olds.

Middle School Medicine at UC Berkeley

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

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.

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.

Excursions at UC Berkeley

Students may visit Stantec, one of the world’s top-tier design engineering firms. At Mission Bay, Stantec is helping the University of California, San Francisco transform cancer care. In Golden Gate Park, they partnered to design the California Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s greenest museums. All 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. 

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in Berkeley, San Francisco and Silicon Valley are also at our doorstep. We will explore the world-class resources of the entire region to expose you to one of the most innovative and exciting areas in the entire world. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

Berkeley, California

  • As is true in most college towns, UC Berkeley is the community's arts and culture center. During your free time, you'll have time to explore the area around downtown Berkeley. Enjoy locally-sourced inspiration wherever you turn: scenic parks, famous stages, and renowned restaurants.

San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge

  • What better way to explore a city than a scavenger hunt around San Francisco. As students travel through the city, they are tasked to take photos and some famous landmarks: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and a cable car!

Track-Specific Excursions

  • In order to take full advantage of everything the Bay Area offers, each academic program may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience. Previous visits have included: Google, Facebook, Bloomberg TV, San Francisco Chronicle, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and more.

California's Great America

  • California's Great America is a 100-acre amusement park located in Santa Clara. The park has appeared in 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication.

UC Berkeley

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of UC Berkeley.

Campus Overview

• Visit some of the most dynamic and innovative companies and organizations in Silicon Valley and across the Bay Area, such as Apple, Stanford University, and other institutions. • Explore some of the most famous landmarks in San Francisco: The Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and more! • Cheer on the San Francisco Giants baseball team and enjoy America's favorite summer pastime. • Have fun at California's Great America amusement park featuring Gold Striker, a top-ranked wooden roller coaster.


Just like a college student at UC Berkeley, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet. Your Resident Advisor (RA) will live on your hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Berkeley. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.


All dormitories have 24-hour security and use electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. Cal security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Berkeley summer program for high school students.


Your dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges and high speed wireless internet throughout. The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.


Most meals on campus will be at the local dining hall, conveniently located near our dormitory. We can accommodate diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

What is Included

Tuition Information:

Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, weekend excursions Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)

Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions   Extended Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions

  • Excludes: lodging, breakfast

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

1 Week Full Board7/2/20237/7/20231 weeks$2,797.00
1 Week Day Course7/2/20237/7/20231 weeks$1,997.00
1 Week Full Board7/9/20237/14/20231 weeks$2,797.00
1 Week Day Course7/9/20237/14/20231 weeks$1,997.00
1 Week Full Board
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/7/2023
Duration1 weeks

1 Week Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/7/2023
Duration1 weeks

1 Week Full Board
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration1 weeks

1 Week Day Course
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration1 weeks
299 Fremont St, 2110, San Francisco, USA