News Coverage of Our Summer Surgery Program

UC Irvine’s Summer Surgery Program is an exceptional opportunity for high school students to gain hands-on experience in the fields of surgery and medicine.


We aim to ignite a passion in our future leaders by providing an unmatched experience in surgical care delivery here at UC Irvine’s world-class institution.

Participants or “Summer Surgeons” in our program will:

  • Have first-hand exposure to our da Vinci robot and other state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical devices.
  • Observe live surgical cases with UC Irvine’s top surgeons.
  • Become proficient in CPR and obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
  • Learn anatomy through dissection courses and hands-on ultrasound training.
  • Hone their surgical skills through small-group workshops and much, much, more!


The Department of Urology at UC Irvine offers two 2-week sessions for mature high school students at least 16 years of age who have excelled academically. Each session will accommodate 24 students.

Additionally, we are accepting applications for undergraduate students at UCI to serve as “Laboratory Specialists”. As group leaders you will assist in the daily activities and experience all the benefits of the program. Refer to Leadership Opportunities for more information.

For further questions contact our program director, Nicole Givenrod at 714-456-6047.

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