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School of Medicine

The following programs are designed with faculty from UC San Diego School of Medicine and are designed for high school students who wish to go into fields of medicine. 

Application for Sports Medicine Summer Academy 2024 is now closed. Please check back again in December 2024.

Sports Medicine Summer Academy - ONLINE

Sports Medicine Summer Academy (Application Now Closed) 

The UC San Diego Sports Medicine Summer Academy is an interactive, intensive summer course designed for incoming 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in sports medicine. The goal of the Sports Medicine Summer Academy is to familiarize students with the focus, concepts, content and activities of the area of clinical medicine called Sports Medicine. Students will actively participate in lectures from nationally acclaimed faculty, explore current research in sports medicine, and analyze their own wellness and fitness using wearable technology.

We recognize that true excellence is achieved when we feel respected for our perspective, background and heritage. We should all feel included and experience equitable opportunity in achieving our aspirations.

Dates: Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 26, 2024
Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-7PM PST via Zoom.
No Instruction on Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Instructors will share alternative day for the first week.

Tuition: $2,000

Topics will include:

  • Basic anatomy, pathology, clinical presentations and treatment of common sports injuries
  • Epidemiology of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Prevention of sports and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Current trends in concussion treatment and research
  • Exercise science and nutrition
  • Mental Health in sports
  • Career opportunities in Sports Medicine

Learning methods will include:

  • Lectures and discussion
  • Problem and case-based group learning exercises and self-study
  • Student research projects

Learning objectives:

  • Students will expand their knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
  • Students will gain an awareness of common sports injuries and their treatment
  • Students will have an understanding of career options in sports medicine
  • Students will complete a research project in the field of sports medicine

Participating faculty:

  • UCSD Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians and Orthopedic surgeons
  • Physical therapist
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Experts in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonology, and Cardiology, Sports Psychology, and Exercise Physiology
  • Athletic trainers
  • UCSD Family Medicine residents and Sports Medicine fellows

Other Program Information

School of Medicine Application

Students can access the application from the "Apply Now" tab here

School of Medicine Acceptance

Sports Medicine Summer Academy 

Application is now closed.

Students will be notified of status between mid-May to early June.


School of Medicine Cancellation/Refund Policies

Tuition will be paid at the time of acceptance.

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason on or prior to June 21, 2024  will result in a 100% refund.

Refunds after June 21, 2024 will only be issued for serious illness (doctors note is required) or extenuating circumstances. No refunds are provided if students are dismissed from the program.