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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.

UC Irvine Summer Premed Program

Health & Science Enrichment Programs

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.

Please click below for the description of each program:

1. Summer Premed Program (This program is full)

2. Summer Research Program (This program is full)

3. Physician Shadowing Program (This program is full)

4. Summer Health and Science Academy (This program is full)