HELIX 2018
summmer program

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Through the Helix educational experience, students receive the training to become CPR certified, rotate through biological and clinical skills labs, and explore avenues for futures in health professions. Students will have the opportunity to interact with health professionals and be mentored by passionate, driven undergraduates. Because the program is student run, the staff is comprised of undergraduates with a heart for sparking and expanding a passion for medicine in youth of the Berkeley community, with the ultimate goal of encouraging marginalized high school students to pursue careers in healthcare.


Bacteria culture
Rat dissection
Blood typing
Miracle berries
Suture clinic
Why Medicine?
Anatomy and Physiology
Neuroscience and Perception
Common Cardiovascular Diseases
Mental Health
CPR Certification
Basic sutures
Vital signs
Emergency medical care


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 at the end of May in order to inform parents about the program and get them involved in their child’s success. This will be held on a Friday evening from 6pm-8pm. 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.


Applications open: March 19, 2018
Application deadline: May 1, 2018 12:00 PST
Notification of acceptance status: May 14, 2018
Deadline to accept offer: May 18, 2018
Parent orientation (deadline to submit registration packet waivers): June 8, 2018
Program: Monday June 11 - Friday June 22, 2018
Helix Symposium: Friday June 22, 2018

**DISCLAIMER** The Helix Group is a student group acting independently of the University of California. The student organization is the host of the Helix Summber Program and takes full responsibility for the guests.