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*Please note that we are no longer accepting SPMA applications for the Summer of 2019!

The Summer Pre-Med Academy covers various topics within Pre-Med including content modules on genetic inheritance, hormones and organic chemistry. The program also explores case studies on various diseases of the human body. Furthermore, this academy will prepare you for a career in medicine by guiding you through the MCAT process, exposing you to speakers and panelists from various careers within the field of medicine and allowing you to engage in your own disease case study of choice, giving you a taste of the journey you desire to embark on in the near future.

Shadow physicians on their rounds.
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Find Your Passion in Medicine

The curriculum
At SPMA, students are immersed in the experience of what it is actually like to be a student and professional in the medical field. Students learn concepts including organic chemistry, preview the MCAT, and get a chance for one-on-one mentorship from Harvard students and instructors. They also work on labs and simulations at local museums and hospitals and work collaboratively to design their own medical clinic. At SPMA, we strive to demonstrate the relationship between medicine and the rest of the real world, highlighting speakers with unusual paths to and through medicine. We aim to equip students with valuable hands-on experience so they will be ready to enter and succeed in the medical world.

2020 Program Dates

June 15th – 19th (M-F)
June 22nd – 26th (M-F)
June 29 – July 3rd (M-F)
July 6th – 10th (M-F)
July 13th – 17th (M-F)
July 20th – 24th (M-F)
July 27th – 31st (M-F)
August 3rd – 7th (M-F)
Session VI
Session V
Session VI
Session VII
Session VIII
Session I
Session II
Session III
Session IV


Program tuition covers one week of instruction, lunch, and snacks. Our program grants exclusive access to the people and unmatched resources at Harvard.

Please note that this tuition does not include housing for the students. Each student must find their own accommodations. Tuition for a five-day session of the Summer Pre-med Academy: $795.

Financial aid is offered on a case-by-case basis. To reach out regarding financial aid, please contact us at There are other opportunities available to reduce the cost of tuition. In addition to the 10% sibling discount, we also offer a referral program where if someone you refer registers for the program, you will receive a percentage off the final tuition payment; the more people who register, the greater your discount. The tuition deadline for all sessions is June 12th. Please contact us at if you need to make other payment arrangements.

The Summer 2020 Application is open!

Early Application Due
March 6th, 2020

Regular Deadline
May 1st, 2020

Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, all programs are now online.
Please refer to our Academies @Home programs for online summer enrichment!
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