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Best Summer Programs for Pre-Med

Young people who dream of becoming physicians often begin seeking extracurricular opportunities to immerse themselves in the medical world during high school. In addition to volunteering at a hospital or shadowing a medical professional, many teens also look to gain formalized training/experience via a selective summer program.

Our list of Best Summer Programs in Pre-Med is comprised of 22 phenomenal programs that range in duration, cost, and eligibility criteria, but all are all high-quality options that are worth your time and money. Each of the aforementioned data points are provided for each school along with the location of the program, whether they offer a residential experience, and when the application window opens and closes. Other information offered includes: dates that applications become available, program deadlines, whether residential housing is offered, and the geographic location where the program takes place. This information should give you a jump start on selecting an experience that will provide another step on the path toward gaining acceptance into a competitive pre-med college program.

ProgramLocationResidentialFocusLengthCostsApp. OpensDeadlineEligibility
Boston Leadership Institute: Medical ProgramsMultipleYesPre-med1 or 3 weeks $600-$4000AvailableRollingCompleted high school Biology
Boston University Introduction to MedicineBoston, MAYesPre-med3 weeks~$6,30015-DecRolling Rising 11th, 12th
Camp BIOmedBellevue, Seattle, & Spokane, WA NoHealth/Pre-med1 week$695Jan 15Apr 30 Early, May 15 RollingRising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
George Washington University Summer Pre-CollegeWashington, D.C.YesMultiple (including STEM)2 weeks~$3,950-$6,900December1-MayRising 10th, 11th, 12th
Georgetown University Medical AcademyWashington D.C.YesPre-med3 weeks$6,745Available Jan 31 Early, May 15 RegularRising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Health Career Scholars Academy at University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PAYesHealth/Pre-med4 weeks$3,200Oct 1Feb 22Rising 11th, 12th (must be at least 15 years of age)
Medical Immersion Summer AcademyOakland, CANoPre-health1 week $1,450Jan 24Mar 2Rising 10th, 11th, 12th (must be at least 15 years of age)
NSLC: Medicine & Health CareMultipleYesHealth/Pre-med2 weeks$2500-$3800Available Rolling Rising 7th-12th
Nova Southeastern University: Achieve in Medicine (AIM)Davie, FLYesPre-med1 week $1,800January Apr 1Rising 10th, 11th, 12th
Oregon State University ORB, Summer Vet ExpCorvallis, ORYesVeterinary1 week$825Mar 1RollingRising 11th, 12th
Penn Medicine Summer ProgramPhiladelphia, PAYesPre-med4 Weeks$9,350AvailableMar 1Rising 11th, 12th
Samford University Pharmacy CampBirmingham, ALYes Pharmacy1 week$575Available Mar 1Rising 11th, 12th
Stanford Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Summer InternshipStanford, CAYesPre-med2 weeks$5,595Jan 10Mar 7At least 16 years old
Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research ProgramStanford, CANoPre-med8 weeksFree/StipendDec 15Feb 22Rising 11th, 12th
Summer Medical Academy (Rady Children's Hospital/UC San Diego)San Diego, CaliforniaYesPre-health2 weeks$2,600Available Rolling Rising 10th, 11th, 12th + Graduates
Syracuse University Pre-Med & Health ProfessionsSyracuse, NYYesPre-health 2 weeks $2730-3585Dec 16Mar 1 Early, May 1 RollingRising 10th, 11th, 12th
Tufts Pre-College Programs - Intensive:Mini-Med SchoolMedord, MA or OnlineYesPre-med2 weeks $4100-5600Dec 1May 1Rising 11th, 12th + Graduates
UC Irvine Summer Surgery ProgramIrvine, CAYesPre-med2 weeks$5,850AvailableRollingAt least 16 years old
UConn Pre-College Summer - Pre-Med: Explore the Medical FieldStorrs, CTYesPre-med1 week $2,0501-Feb14-JunMinimum 15 years old
University of Pittsburgh RxPLOREPittsburgh, PAYesPharmacy1 week$100FebruaryMar 15 Early, May 1Rising 11th, 12th
University of Rochester Pre-College Intensive Studies Rochester, NYYesPathology3 weeks$8,250DecemberFeb 7Rising 11th, 12th
University of Vermont Summer Academy: Health & MedicineBurlington, VTOnline for 2022Health/Pre-med4 weeks $1024-2580Dec 1Jun 27Rising 11th, 12th + Graduates
University of Washington: INSIGHT High School ProgramSeattle, WA Online for 2022Health/Pre-med4 weeks $2,200AvailableMar 15Rising 10th, 11th, 12th
Wake Forest Summer Immersion ProgramWinston-Salem, NCYesMultiple (including Pre-Med)1 week$1500-2700AvailableRolling, MayRising 10th, 11th, 12th + Graduates
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