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Curious about what it's like to attend The Academies? Our Academies Experience packet gives an inside look into how a week at the Academies will launch you to new heights.

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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. 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 medicine and allowing you to engage in your own disease case study of choice, giving you a taste of the journey you will embark on in the near future.

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Find Your Passion in Medicine

The curriculum
At SPMA, students are immersed in the experience of what it’s 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 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.

2019 Program Dates

July 22nd – 26th (M-F)
July 29th – Aug 2nd (M-F)
Session VI
Session I
Session II


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 2019 Application is open!

Regular Application Due
May 3rd, 2019

Extended Deadline
May 17th, 2019