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Dr. Behnoosh Afghani, director of UC Irvine's summer premed program

Dr. Behnoosh Afghani leads UC Irvine efforts to expose local high school students to healthcare careers. 

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High school students examine a mannequin

Teenagers get a taste of medical school in UC Irvine’s Summer Premed Program.

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Students learn about basic anatomical structures during UC Irvine's 2010 Summer Premed Program.


The Medical Education Office at UC Irvine's School of Medicine offers a menu of enrichment programs for youth interested in a career in healthcare or science. In addition to fostering the interest of youth in healthcare and science innovation, the programs empower medical students and pre-professional students who are accepted as program coaches to become lifelong teachers and leaders.

Summer programs 

On-going programs

For undergraduate students