Summer Immersion Program 2018

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Sciences program will be holding the 2nd Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program. This intensive program will be offered in two sessions. Students will be asked to select their session choice on the application.

Program Structure

Laboratory skills and techniques are essential for success in any scientific major or career path. Subsequently, the overall goal for this program is to expose students of diverse backgrounds to the skills necessary to pursue careers in biomedical sciences. In this program, 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: June 25th-June 29th

            Session Two: July 23rd – July 27th 

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)

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Applying to the Summer Immersion Program

The program is no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2018 program.

Additional Details

All students will be notified via email of a final decision by April 15th. If selected, the program fee must be paid by May 1st.

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. *