School of Medicine

High School Medical School Forum

The High School Medical School Forum is a unique opportunity for high school students in Southern California to experience what life is like for a medical student.

The forum is part of UC Irvine School of Medicine’s community outreach effort to introduce high school students to a career in medicine and ancillary healthcare fields. Through the half-day program, high school students are given a unique opportunity to observe clinical care firsthand by healthcare providers in a hospital setting.

Students who participate in the program will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in clinical teaching rounds. Program participants will shadow attending physicians, medical residents and students as they provide clinical care.
  • Observe patients being treated. Students will have the chance to visit clinical areas including the emergency room, neonatal intensive care unit, surgical intensive care unit and the psychiatry unit.
  • Witness the daily workings of a hospital. During a tour of the hospital, students will have the opportunity to see how various departments work together to provide patient care.
  • Ask questions. Program participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about attending medical school, the admissions process and more. Doctors, residents and medical school students will be on hand to answer any questions students have.

Registration information

Registration for each session of the High School Medical School Forum is open to 30 high school students. The forum runs from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays.

Please include the signed confidentiality agreement with your registration packet ›

Registration fee: $50, which includes a light snack and dinner

Registration fee update: Please mail checks with forms.


Availability Session Registration Deadline Application Materials
Registration open Feb. 25, 2019 Feb. 11, 2019 Download ›
Registration open May 6, 2019 April 22, 2019 Download ›
Registration open July 15, 2019 July 1, 2019 Download ›
Registration open Oct. 21, 2019 Oct. 7, 2019 Download 



To take part in this valuable experience, please email Rimal Bera, MD, at

Completed registration packet, confidentiality agreement and payment can be mailed by the deadline for the session you wish to attend to:

Attn: Rimal Bera, MD
High School Medical School Forum Registration
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Building 3, Room 337
Orange, CA 92868-3298