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    BOLD Summers: Penn Medicine Summer Program for High School Students

    BOLD Summers: Penn Medicine Summer Program for High School Students


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College, Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Biology, Mentoring, Career Exploration, Healthcare, Research
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Spend four weeks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine intensive summer program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in pre-med and the medical field. Modeled after actual first year Penn Med classes, you’ll gain exposure to the basics of medical training including practical experiences, simulations and live demonstrations. 

    The high-tech, jaw-dropping learning spaces at Penn Medicine are every medical student’s dream. You’ll learn from highly accredited doctors and faculty at Penn Medicine who are involved throughout the program. Students in the pre-med summer program may even get to observe a live surgery. This is a highlight, but cannot be guaranteed. If the live surgery is not possible, a doctor will walk the pre-med summer students through a recorded surgery step by step, explaining exactly what is being done at every interval. As the doctors share their stories, the paths they took to settle into their field, and highlight the many diverse opportunities in medicine, this program will certainly highlight just how rewarding it is when you chase your dream, follow after your passion, and do what you love.

    Plus, you’ll live the life of a college student on Penn’s campus, located in University City in Philadelphia, PA.  Experience dorm life, campus living, attend incredible hands-on sessions, lectures and classes, and make life-long friends!


    • I loved the Gross Anatomy lab, because I was able to apply the Anatomy I knew from textbooks to real anatomy in a real human body. 

      - Jordi P - August 17, 2023
    • My favorite lecture/presentation was the lecture about sports medicine. For me, that is a path that I really want to take, and seeing that doctor come in and really talk about his career checked all my boxes for what I was looking for in a future career option

      - Colby W - August 17, 2023
    • The UPenn Summer Medicine Program showed me the beauty in pursuing a career in medicine while giving me a community that will support me in that journey. 

      - Claire L - August 17, 2023
    • The Penn Medicine Summer Program made this summer one of the most memorable ones of my life! I made connections with peers who shared the same interests as me, and I was exposed to all types of medical specialties. The RAs and TAs were very nice and approachable and definitely contributed to the experience.

      - Andre C - August 17, 2023
    • This program really allowed me to explore my passion for medicine and be able to get some hands-on experience. I made some great friends from all over the world and really got that college experience.

      - Elaine D - August 17, 2023