The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is a 4-week summer medical program for highly motivated high school juniors and seniors. Students are guided and taught by Penn Medicine faculty and staff and are immersed into the world of medicine as they explore the career possibilities available to medical students.
This is one of the top medical school programs for high school students and features lectures, demonstrations, discussions, hands-on sessions, and field excursions designed to expose students to the fascinating world of modern medicine.
Students experience several different medical careers and get an in depth perspective on what it takes to become a doctor. Students enjoy a unique variety of learning opportunities in order to help them understand the demands and stresses of pursuing a career in medicine. This is an opportunity for high school students to experience what medical school is really like and evaluate if it is the right choice for them.
Students live in Penn’s famous Quad with students from across the country and around the world. Experience the University City District and its dozens of restaurants, shops, recreational facilities and entertainment venues. After class, enjoy your choice of on- and off-campus activities and trips organized by our staff.