Top Summer Camps for High School Students Interested in Medicine

Written By Trent Lorcher

Competitive universities and colleges look at more than what goes on in the classroom. They want to know how young people are preparing themselves outside of school hours. Many universities offer summer camps as a way for students to prepare for college, increase their knowledge, and satisfy their ambitions. High school students interested in medicine can take advantage of many fine summer camps offered by top universities.

Top Summer Camps for High School Students Interested in Medicine

A career in medicine requires ambition. These summer camps for high school students interested in medicine can put their ambition into action at these camps.

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)

This eight-week program invites high school students to perform basic medical-related research with Stanford University faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and researches. The program helps high school students understand the process of scientific research and helps meet their interest in biological sciences and medicine while in high school. Students who wish to take part in SIMR must be juniors or seniors in high school and be 16 years old or older. 

Students who apply to the program are able to choose from eight different areas of research and, after acceptance, are assigned to a specific research area based on their selections. Research categories include stem cell research, immunology, neurobiology, cancer biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, cardiovascular biology, and genetics and genomics. Students in the SIMR program can also participate in the bioengineering boot camp, a hands-on learning experience that does not incorporate a lab research component.

MDI Biological Laboratory Summer Research Fellowship

The MDI Summer Research Fellowship invites high school students looking for a hands-on research training experience. Their advanced laboratory summer research fellowship program for high school students attracts top high school students in the US and is highly competitive. Those fortunate enough to study with MDI are supervised by a senior scientist mentor who directs their study and research.

The MDI program last seven weeks. Students must be at least 16 years old and have completed high school biology and chemistry with lab components. International students must be enrolled in a US high school and have a valid visa. Students must obtain a nomination from a teacher to start the application process.

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship in Biomedical Research

If spending the summer working side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists in an environment exclusively devoted to biomedical research sounds like a great way to spend a summer and prepare for college, then take a look at the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship in Biomedical Research. The NIH program utilizes more than 1150 laboratories and research projects on the institute's main campus and surrounding areas.

This eight-week program is open to high school juniors and seniors who are either US citizens or permanent residents attending a US high school. Applicants must submit a resume, a list of coursework, a cover letter discussing their goals, and at least two references. 

National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Health Care (NSLC)

High school students attending the NSLC on Medicine and Health Care receive supervised hands-on experience. Students take part in clinical rounds, learn medical exam and surgical techniques, and participate in treatment and diagnosis. Students take part in simulations, such as solving a mystery of a fatal epidemic. Students study and debate controversial medical issues and explore advanced scientific research.

Individuals taking part in NSLC's Medicine and Health Care Summer Program can choose from numerous locations and dates throughout the United States.

Although taking part in a summer camp for high school students interested in medicine isn't a prerequisite for entrance into a university, having this experience will set students apart and give them a head start on their path to a career in medicine.

If you're thinking about a career in medicine, these summer camps for high school students listed above are a good place to start, however, if you are looking for summer camps designed especially for international students who wish to study abroad at a college or university in the United States, check these programs out and contact an EduHup advisor today for more information and application.

University Tours Camp at Fisher College, Boston

The American higher education system offers many paths to success, but often international students don’t know where to begin their journey.  The 3-week University Tours Camp at Fisher College provides students (ages 15 and older) with insightful introductions to some of the most famous and prestigious institutions in the U.S. while also improving English proficiency.  In addition to taking 18 lessons of English per week (and one College prep workshop per week), students participate in guided tours to the most important campuses in the Boston region, including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Fisher College, Brown University, Boston College, and Boston University.  Students also have many opportunities to take part in excursions with the full supervision of trained camp counselors, including Newbury Street, Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill & The State House, Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, Boston Duck Tour, Six Flags Amusement Park and a Farewell Party.  There is also an optional trip to tour New York City.  Students are housed on the Fisher College campus in safe and secure on-campus residence halls and eat all of their meals on campus as well.  EduHup partners with FLS International to offer this camp.  EduHup partners with FLS International to offer this camp with dates starting June 23 and July 14, 2019 at a cost of $4225 USD.  

 Visit the eduhup.com website at https://es.eduhup.com/short-term-program/summer-camp to learn more and register for these and other summer camps designed especially for international students who wish to study abroad in the United States.

TOEFL or SAT Prep Camp at Fisher College, Boston

International high school students must overcome many obstacles when planning to attend an American college, including English fluency requirements, minimum standardized test scores, and knowledge of the U.S. higher education system. Fisher College in Boston offers 3-week TOEFL and SAT Prep camps that are designed especially for rising juniors and seniors in high school (15 years and older) who are interested in pursuing international study at a university in the United States. These camps immerse international students who speak English as a second language in a combination of classes, workshops, and college visits with an advanced, content-based curriculum to prepare them for college success in the USA!  In addition to 18 SAT or TOEFL test prep lessons per week and one college prep workshop per week, students will also visit universities in the Boston area to learn more about their campus life and degree offerings including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Fisher College.  Students also have many opportunities to take part in excursions with the full supervision of trained camp counselors, including Newbury Street, Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill & The State House, Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, Boston Duck Tour, Six Flags Amusement Park and a Farewell Party.  There is also an optional trip to tour New York City.  Students are housed on the Fisher College campus in safe and secure on-campus residence halls and eat all of their meals on campus as well.  EduHup patners with FLS International to offer this camp with 2019 dates starting June 23 and July 14 at a cost of $3995 USD.    Visit the eduhup.com website at https://es.eduhup.com/short-term-program/summer-camp to learn more and register for these and other summer camps designed especially for international students who wish to study abroad in the United States.

 

 

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Trent Lorcher has taught high school English for 19 years. In addition to hosting a foreign exchange student from China, he's traveled extensively, including 18 months in Central America, 2 years in Italy, and additional time in Mexico, France, Morocco, and Spain. He dreams of one day retiring to Spain with his beautiful bride in a place big enough for their 5 kids to visit.

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