High School Medicine & Healthcare Conference
Medicine & Healthcare Conference: A unique summer program held by UCSF and LeadAmerica for high-achieving high school students.
UCSF and LeadAmerica have collaborated to offer high school students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to attend and succeed at a world-class medical school. The conference will offer high school students a chance to examine the nearly limitless career possibilities in the field of healthcare. Students will assume a healthcare professional’s duties, perform clinical exams and realize the importance of treating the patient, not the illness. They will also diagnose a patient, participate in labs, patient simulations and other hands-on activities to gain a close-up view of what it's like to attend medical school.
Students will have the opportunity to experience the best of two top universities at one conference. While attending this conference, students will live on campus at the dynamic University of California, Berkeley just across the Bay and enjoy the privileges of an active college student. Attendance at the Medicine & Healthcare Conference can help high school students stand out on their college application and help college admissions officers identify them as high-potential candidates. They can also develop essential leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
All questions should be directed to LeadAmerica, the administrator of the program. For more information or to enroll, visit LeadAmerica's website or call an Admissions Counselor at (866) 394-5323.
UCSF's medical school is ranked #3 in Primary Care and #5 in Research Training in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 listing of top medical schools and is the only medical school listed in the top five in both categories. In addition, UCSF’s pharmacy school is ranked #1 nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2012) and its nursing school is ranked #4 (U.S. News & World Report, 2011). These students train in a collaborative setting, drawing upon the combined strength of UCSF’s clinical, research and education resources. The University currently counts four Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine among its prestigious faculty, as well as eight recipients of the Albert Lasker Award — commonly referred to as the “American Nobel” — and 80 members of the Institute of Medicine.
LeadAmerica, one of the nation’s educational leaders in personalized experiential learning, offers outstanding, high-achieving high school students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and the experience of real college life while they explore their future path and discover what inspires them most. LeadAmerica partners and collaborates with some of the top colleges and universities throughout the United States to offer college immersion programs designed to better prepare these students academically and emotionally for the transition to college life and beyond. Their mission is to build a more globally competitive America with college-bound students. Higher education of today’s youth is key, and the economic fate of students is tied decisively to their educational success. There is a distinct and growing economic gap between those who have completed their college degree and those who have not. LeadAmerica is committed to closing that gap. LeadAmerica high school conferences are college-accredited, and all curricula has been approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for the eighth consecutive year. www.lead-america.org