Summer Immersion Program

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Sciences program will be holding the 3rd Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2019. This intensive program will be offered in two sessions. Students will be asked to select their session choice on the application.

Program Structure

Subsequently, the overall goal for this program is to expose students, with limited laboratory experience, to the skills necessary to pursue careers in biomedical sciences. In this program, students students will obtain theoretical and hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • Laboratory safety
  • Essential laboratory skills and techniques
  • Disease case studies
  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Molecular technologies, such as:
    • Agarose gel electrophoresis
    • Polymerase chain reaction
    • Recombinant DNA and cloning
    • DNA sequence analysis

Student Testimonials

Before I joined this camp, I had no idea what people did in labs. I would see the complex machinery and think that I would really want to use it one day. I wasn’t really thinking about joining a medical field, but when I came to this camp it opened my eyes. I would rate this camp five stars. The teachers are amazing and teach with unique styles that kept me interested all 6 hours. We got to use instruments that scientist use in labs such as a centrifuge, micropipettes, incubators, incinerators and so on. Overall, this camp is an experience I will never forget and I will recommend it to anyone even if they aren’t thinking about a job in the medical field. Maajid Husain, John Champe High School Class of 2020

This is an amazing program! I learned a lot and this was a great experience. Sana Ahmad, Briar Woods High School Class of 2019 

I loved doing all of the experiments and learning about the different tests and methods that doctors often use at the hospital. The knowledge that I learned from this program gave me a greater understanding of biomedical sciences and has given me a passion for science. Josephine Johannes, Freedom High School Class of 2018

Program Details

Dates: Session One: July 8th- July 12th

            Session Two: July 22nd – July 26th 

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) -Discovery Hall

Fee: $250.00 per person (fee includes lab supplies and materials)

  • If accepted into the MLS Summer Immersion, the applicant will be provided an acceptance letter outlining information on how to submit a non- refundable registration fee of $250.00 via credit card. 

Application Deadline: Our application cycle for the 2019 MLS Summer Immersion Program has ended. We are no longer accepting applications. 

Applying to the Summer Immersion Program

Please be aware that we have closed the application for our 2019 MLS Summer Immersion Program. 

Stay tuned for information regarding our 2020 MLS Summer Immersion Program. 

Additional Details

Liability waivers must be submitted in order to participate in the program. 

Students will receive a certificate of completion that can be listed on resumes, college applications, or for volunteer hours.

If you have any questions, please email

Financial Assistance:  This year we are providing financial assistance for select applicants.  

* Students who are in need of financial assistance with the program fee are asked to submit a letter indicating why they are seeking aid.  Additional information may be required to verify need. *