Feb 19, 2019

Penn Medicine for High School Students

  • Crimson Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
Camp Skill Building Summer Program


Spend four weeks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine intensive program designed for high school juniors and seniors interested in medical careers. Modelled after actual Penn Medicine classes, you’ll gain exposure to the basics of medical training including suturing, drawing blood, IVs, dissections and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

The high–tech, jaw-dropping learning space is every student’s dream. You’ll learn from the highly accredited Penn faculty, who are extremely hands-on throughout the program. Students also have the rare opportunity to observe a live surgery in Penn’s surgical amphitheatre. This program is a solid first step into pre-med education and careers.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

Rising 11th and 12th Grade



This rigorous program is looking for top students

Participation Cost



Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Program looks for those with strong STEM skills

Time Commitment


4 weeks

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: March 4, 2020 Decision Date: April 10, 2020

Application Process Includes

Basic application information using our registration form
Application fee ($100, paid via credit card, this fee is nonrefundable)
Extracurricular activities (required, descriptions for three activities)
Essay (required, Topic: “Aside from an assumed interest in medicine, why are you interested in the Penn Medicine Summer Program for High School Students? Do not exceed 300 – 400 words.”)
School information (name, address, phone, type, guidance counselor information, GPA, class rank, etc.)
Academic Transcript including Fall grades (required, we accept unofficial and official transcripts).
Must have completed or be currently enrolled in a high school Biology course.
School profile (required unless unavailable)
Letters of recommendation (we require two letters, the first must be written by a science, technology, engineering or mathematics teacher, and the second may be written by current or recent teachers, school administrators, employer or mentors, or directors of extracurricular activities)
Financial aid application (required, if applicable)


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