Helix Summer Medical Program
The Helix Summer Medical Program is a free, five-week program that guides students through an exploration of different careers in the healthcare field. The first week of the program is an overnight stay on the UC Berkeley campus from Saturday through Friday, and will consist of a curriculum of lectures, biological and clinical labs, and professional development. In this week, students will develop a research project and earn a CPR certification. Students are then placed at three internship locations in the pre-hospital setting, hospital setting, and non-profit community clinic and rotate through these shadowing experiences for the remaining four weeks.
Helix’s curriculum was developed by its own curriculum team, which worked closely with Dr. Gustavo Valbuena, MD, PhD, who is the Head of Curriculum at the Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, to make the educational materials more enjoyable and immersive.