The Helix summer program is composed of three core aspects:
1. INTERACTIVE LECTURES AND CASE STUDIES Introduces students to various fields of health and science, such as psychology, nutrition, genetics, anatomy, and much more.
2. BIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL SKILLS LABS Exposes students to practical laboratory protocols, such as bacteria culturing, blood typing, and dissection.
3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORSHIP Allows students to meet and talk to local professionals from diverse fields of health. Every student will also be paired with a member of Helix, all UC Berkeley students, for future mentorship.
Helix’s curriculum was developed by its own curriculum team, who worked closely with Dr. Gustavo Valbuena, current Head of Curriculum at Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, to make the educational materials more enjoyable and immersive.
The program will take place the weekdays between June 11th and June 22nd, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided each day.
On the final day of the program, Friday, June 22nd, students will participate in a symposium in which they will give a short presentation on a health-related topic of interest.
Students will be expected to find their own transportation to and from UC Berkeley.
This program is offered completely free of charge. However, to keep the program running, donations of any amount are highly appreciated.
The two-week program will be held on the UC Berkeley campus. Acceptance packets with waivers will be released upon acceptance for parents or guardians to review and sign.
A parent orientation will be held on Friday, June 8th from 6 - 8 pm in order to inform parents about the program and get them involved in their child’s success. At least one parent must be present for the student to be accepted into the program. This is absolutely mandatory and non-negotiable. We reserve the right to rescind your acceptance should you fail to attend this orientation. A registration packet will be sent out to all who accept that will include more detailed information on program logistics and legal waivers. These documents must be turned in at the time of this orientation to secure a seat for the student in this program.
**DISCLAIMER** The Helix Group is a student group acting independently of the University of California. The student organization is the host of the Helix Summer Program and takes full responsibility for the guests.