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Summer Programs

PACES [pdf]

July 23-27, 2017

The Pre-medical Academic and Career Exploration Series (PACES) summer residential program is an intensive week-long program designed to assist entering first-year USC students explore a career in medicine. Focusing on college preparation in pre-med studies and career exploration in the hospitals, this opportunity will help highly-motivated students learn how to become competitive medical school applicants. Interaction with medical students, a human cadaver dissection, and a wealth of knowledge await PACES participants.  Camp is typically run the last week in July.

Camp Specifics

  • First come, first served
  • $799, includes everything (lodging, meals, activities) except spending money
  • $100 deposit required with application - non-refundable if accepted into camp
  • Remainder must be paid in full by June 30th
  • To register and pay the deposit go to USC's MarketPlace 
  • If placed on a waiting list, deposit will be refunded if you are not accepted

 

APEX [pdf]

Med School Application Preparation EXtreme

June 4-8, 2017

APEX is an intense application preparation program for med school applicants. It is also an opportunity for a human cadaver dissection, shadowing in the hospitals. The application prep portion includes a comprehensive AMCAS overview, personal statement workshops, interview skills workshops, a simulated med school interview for each participant, and in-depth discussions about current health care issues and the Affordable Care Act. This opportunity will help highly-motivated students learn how to showcase their abilities, skills, and motivation throughout the application process to med school. 

Must have 60 hours of earned college credit to attend.

Program Specifics

  • First come, first served; limited # of spots available
  • $995, includes comfortable accommodations, all meals, activities, and workbooks
  • To register and pay the $150 deposit go to USC's MarketPlace 
  • The balance ($845) must be received by May 5th, 2017.
  • If placed on a waiting list, deposit will be refunded if you are not accepted