UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities (formerly Bio 199)
The UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities program is a valuable opportunity for UC Irvine undergraduates to pursue independent research by conducting experimental laboratory, field or clinical research as an apprentice scientist under the supervision of a professor. Participating students must be undergraduates in good academic standing, with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students also must complete and pass Biological Sciences 194: Safety & Ethics before enrollment.
Biological Sciences Quarterly Brown Bag Lunch
The Quarterly Brown Bag Lunch is a discussion between our admissions office and UC Irvine undergraduates. It is hosted in conjunction with the Biological Sciences Advising Office, which serves as a resource to UCI undergraduates in planning their premedical studies.
Students currently enrolled as undergraduates at UC Irvine have the opportunity to shadow physicians through the Center for Future Health Professionals. Shadowing can be a valuable chance to see physicans working with patients and to get a glimpse into the practice of medicine.
School of Medicine visit
UC Irvine School of Medicine provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to visit the campus. During the visit, students receive exposure to the medical school environment by receiving admissions information and participating in rotations through the clinical skills/simulation centers.
Programs usually run half a day. We are only able to accommodate groups of 20 or less.
To request a visit, please contact Jessica Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Medicine admissions information session
The School of Medicine will accept requests for an admissions information session submitted by pre-health groups. To submit a request, please contact Jessica Flores at email@example.com.
The Medical Intensive Care Unit-Research Associates Program (MICU-RAP) is designed to facilitate clinical research in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange.
Undergraduate students will gain exposure to critical care medicine and clinical research in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) of an academic medical center.
Research associates will have the opportunity to make rounds with the MICU team, observe common procedures, learn basic bedside ultrasound, and participate in didactic teaching sessions.
The unique blend of firsthand clinical experience and scientific research will give MICU-RAP alumni a unique advantage when applying to medical (allopathic and osteopathic), dental, pharmacy, physician assistant and public health programs around the country.
While participating in MICU-RAP, research associates will have extensive opportunities to interact with patients, families, medical students, and physicians regarding clinical issues and departmental research studies. As a result, research associates become comfortable with the workings of a critical care unit and gain skills in professionalism, patient communication and research methodology.
Students currently enrolled as undergraduates at UC Irvine have the opportunity to gain clinical experience through the Irvine Clinical Experience (I.C.E.).
With a 3-quarter, 120-hour commitment, I.C.E. provides students with a glimpse into the practice of medicine. Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience patient interaction, shadow healthcare professionals and mentor high school students.
In addition, volunteers can rotate through eighteen different departments. The departments they can choose from are: Anesthesia, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Neurocritical Care, Psychiatry, Hematology Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Nephrology, Neuro-Oncology, Ophthalmology, and Palliative Medicine.
Each department will offer a unique view of the diagnosing and management of a wide range of a particular system or disease process.
UC Irvine School of Medicine’s Ultrasound in Medical Education program allows Orange County middle school, high school and undergraduate students to see how advanced ultrasound technology is used in healthcare and to learn about career opportunities in medicine.
Upon request, UC Irvine ultrasound specialists visit area schools or host students at UC Irvine Medical Center and demonstrate how ultrasound works and the numerous ways the technology is used to diagnose and treat patients.
Each student participant performs an ultrasound scan on a person. Students also hear medical and undergraduate student volunteers share their experiences as well as the challenges and rewards of pursuing a healthcare career.
UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities program (formerly known as Bio199) is offered through the School of Biological Sciences. The program is a valuable opportunity for undergraduates to pursue independent research by conducting experimental laboratory, field or clinical research as an apprentice scientist under the supervision of a professor. Participating students must be undergraduates in good academic standing, with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students also must complete and pass Biological Sciences 194: Safety & Ethics before enrollment.
Participating in undergraduate research training gives students an understanding and appreciation of the research process.
The program will train undergraduates to think in a sophisticated way about real-world problems while they gain new scientific skills and knowledge. Eligible students enrolled in the research program will have the chance to present the results of their research to peers and faculty by participating in the Excellence in Research program.
The program fosters in interest in emergency medicine by:
UC Irvine School of Medicine's Postbaccalaureate Program helps college graduates from disadvantaged families become competitive medical school applicants. Since the program's founding more than 20 years ago, 85 percent of all applicants have been accepted to a U.S. medical school.
The program’s goals are to help these students sharpen learning skills, prepare for the MCAT exam, become more competitive medical school applicants and show proficiency in the sciences.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must:
The goal of the Center for Future Health Professionals is to expose Orange County elementary, mdidle and high school students to healthcare career options and to inspire them to pursue a medical career and guide them in preparing for college and medical school.
The center provides these underserved Orange County youths with the opportunities and resources they need to succeed through after-school mentoring programs and workshops led by medical students and healthcare professionals.
The mentoring program is led by UC Irvine School of Medicine faculty, medical students and undergraduate volunteers. Mentors meet with an assigned student for four hours a month to give one-on-one advice and counseling. Each mentor and mentee work on a project that addresses a community health challenge. The projects are presented at the end of the academic year.
Commitment is an important factor in the success of the relationship between the mentor and mentee. Mentorship can be provided in several ways: online contact (at least one hour a month), clinical or hospital shadowing, after-school programs and research projects.Outreach mentoring experiences are strongly recommended for prospective medical school students. Volunteering as a mentor demonstrates a desire to improve society and is an opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals and network with students who have similar ambitions. Mentors who participate in these programs also will gain insight into the challenges present in underserved communities.