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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 open.

Sports Medicine Summer Academy - ONLINE

Sports Medicine Summer Academy (APPLY NOW)

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

Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy

Stay tuned for Summer 2024.

The Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy at UC San Diego (ROSA) is a hands-on educational program that inspires incoming 11th and 12th grade students to become the next generation of scientists and physicians. The curriculum is focused on oncofertility – an exciting new field in medicine that addresses the fertility needs and quality of life issues for young cancer patients. Graduates emerge from the summer program with a greater understanding of science and research related to oncofertility and many have gone on to successful careers in science, math, engineering and technology.

This competitive program accepts 12/14 high school students from all areas of San Diego County. Sessions are held on a series of Saturdays during the summer and include topics such as, reproductive physiology, cancer biology, in vitro fertilization and reproductive bioethics. During the sessions, students don personalized lab coats to learn research techniques from top UC San Diego faculty, and engage in lively discussions with their peers regarding issues surrounding reproductive function in women with cancer. Instruction is also led by Dr. Ericka Senegar-Mitchell, an outstanding and nationally-recognized high school biology/biotech teacher. At the end of the summer, students give poster and oral presentations during a graduation ceremony and the top presenters are invited to a national conference in Chicago.

For program requirements and application, please go to:

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 

  • TBD

Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy 

  • TBD


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 14, 2023 will result in a 100% refund.

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason June 15, 2023 - June 22, 2023 will result in a 50% refund.

Refunds after June 23, 2023 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.