The LA BioMed Summer Fellowship Program has been providing upperclassman high school students with hands-on science learning and career exploration opportunities since 1977. Now in its 39th year, the program has enabled more than 400 young people to gain their first real experience in the laboratory under the guidance of some of the nation’s leading biomedical investigators.
Students are selected on the basis of a rigorous review process. Each student is matched with a biomedical researcher for eight weeks to study topics ranging from womens’ health to fetal development to non-invasive angiography. Students attend clinical conferences and lectures, and work closely with their mentors to conduct their own biomedical research projects.
At a time when the need for quality science education is greater than ever, the summer fellowship program plays an important role in preparing students for college and for subsequent careers in science and medicine.