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An Immersive Medical School Experience

UCI MedAcademy is a five-day experience designed to introduce high school students to medical careers and broaden students’ understanding of the healthcare field. UCI MedAcademy is open to high school students (including 2023 graduates) ages 15-19. Participants must be at least 15 years of age by the first day of the session they plan to attend.

Session 1

June 10–14, 2024

Session 2

June 24–28, 2024

UCI School of Medicine is closely monitoring the community spread of COVID-19. If local health authorities and UCI Campus policy permits, we plan to hold in-person sessions of the MedAcademy.

Our program is a one-week (Mon-Fri) day camp experience running from approximately 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily. Students will participate in the following:

Medical Resuscitation

In the renowned UCI Medical Education Simulation Center, learners will learn and practice the basics of medical resuscitation.

Procedure Workshops

Scholars will learn the basics in suturing, ultrasound and other common medical procedures.

Standardized Patient Experiences

Students will interview and examine standardized patient actors to gather medical information and work in teams to come to a diagnosis. 

Leadership Training

Our scholars will receive instruction on being a successful physician-leader from experienced faculty and volunteers.

Medical Student Forum

Current UCI Medical Students will give fascinating insight into the life of a medical student. 

Medical Lectures

Scholars will learn about a wide range of clinical topics including clinical reasoning, anatomy, CPR, etc.

Advocacy Training

Scholars will learn the key ways that physicians can advocate for the health of their communities 

Games and Team Building

Build strong relationships with your scholar cohort as you play games and solve competitive puzzles with your team.


References: All applicants must have one reference from your high school (teacher, coach, administrator, counselor, etc.) who can speak to your character and work ethic (no family or relatives). Please have the name and email of this individual ready prior to starting your application.

Transcripts: Submit a copy of an unofficial transcript by uploading directly to your MedAcademy application.

Tuition: $1,750. It is due within two weeks of notification of acceptance into UCI MedAcademy.

Scholarships: UCI is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to become a MedAcademy Scholar. Partial and full scholarships are available to students with financial hardship. Scholarship applications will be sent via email to students who request financial assistance when submitting their MedAcademy application.