Our Mission
Brain Camp @ UCSF is a free,  immersive, week-long experience for underserved and underrepresented high school students in San Francisco, led by UCSF medical students and faculty. Join us in exploring the fascinating anatomy of the brain, learning about mind-blowing advances in neurosurgery, and understanding the complex interplay between mind and behavior. You’ll learn how to suture, dissect a brain, use a reflex hammer and much more! Additionally, there will be workshops and panels on college prep as well as extensive opportunities to interact with neurology faculty and medical students. We look forward to seeing you at UCSF!

Student testimonials​​​​​​​​:
"Thank you for having me to be a part of Brain Camp, and giving me the experience to meet many new people. I got to learn so much about the brain and the functions from the week at Brain Camp." - Brandy | Lowell HS, Junior​​
"Thanks for giving me this opportunity." - Matthew | University HS, Junior
"I am very grateful for joining Brain Camp. I learned a lot from the counselors and neurologists. I hope I can join Brain Camp again next year!" - Yingyi | Balboa HS, graduated
"I am really thankful to all of you guys because I learned a lot of things that I've never learned in my life before. Thank you!!! - Hnin | Mission HS, Senior
UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program​​
UCSF Department of Neurology
UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach
"Thank you for this great opportunity. I really loved it. I got a lot of information that I did not know before. Let me know when you open the application for next year, so I can tell my friends! - Kathia | Mission HS, Senior
Generous Support Provided By:
UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
UCSF Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US)
UCSF Department of Neurology
UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach
UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate and Outreach Programs
UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
UCSF Department of Psychiatry
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