Chicago Academic Medicine Program


Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP) I is a six-week commuter program for undergraduate students who have completed the freshman or sophomore year in college, or who are graduating from high school in the spring of 2018 and have been accepted into college in the fall of 2018. CAMP helps students build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a premedical program.

The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine. 

The application deadline for Summer 2019 has passed. Applications for next summer will be open in November.

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Taught in a mini-medical school format, the CAMP program features:

  • Group learning and team building projects
  • Interactive lectures with University of Chicago faculty
  • Clinical shadowing opportunities with physician mentors
  • Engagement in service with local community organizations
  • Pre-medical advising and mentoring

Program Dates

  • Application opens:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Electronic Application Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Program Dates: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Program Information

  • Location:  Chicago, IL (HydePark campus)
  • When to attend: Following freshman or sophomore year of college, or the summer following your high school graduation.
  • Prerequisites: Prior participation or demonstrated deep interest in a pre-medical training or science research program is a pre-requisite for this program.
  • Academic credit: Not provided.
  • Daily transportation: We will provide a Ventra card with $150 credit on the first day of the program to access CTA. The University provides free daytime shuttle service around the campus areas and portions of the neighboring communities. To ride shuttles, all passengers must present their UChicago Medical Center ID. 
  • Health Insurance: Not provided. Students must submit proof of health insurance for participation.
  • Stipend: Students who successfull matriculate and complete the program will receive a total stipend of $2,400.
  • Housing: Not provided for CAMP I or CAMP II students. Students are expected to secure their own housing and should report their summer address to Nikki Oliver (Office of Multicultural Affairs)

Program Contact

  • Contact: The Pritzker School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Phone number: 773-702-8946
  • Nikki Oliver, Multicultural Affairs Administrator
  • Walter Parrish, Director of Multicultural Affairs

Vince's UChicago Experience

Participating in CAMP was one of the most defining moments of my pre-medical education. I had the wonderful opportunity to be mentored by medical students and physicians that genuinely wanted me to succeed. I have vivid memories of the times spent shadowing in the hospital with my fellow CAMP students. These experiences are key components of the foundation that I will continue to build upon throughout my career.

Vince Morgan (Far left, with classmates at the White Coat Ceremony)

To apply to CAMP I follow the steps below: 

A completed application includes the following:

  • Submitted and completed the online application below.
  • Recommendations from Faculty / Mentors: After you complete the online application, you will be required to contact at least two (2) and no more than three (3) individuals familiar with your interest in medicine or clinical research to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. All letters must be on official school/organization letterhead and submitted to Nikki Oliver ( by the deadline - January 18, 2019
  • Official transcripts: Upon request, official transcripts must be sent directly by your college or university.
  • Participants in CAMP will need to reside locally in Chicago during the program. Housing is not provided. As a result, you must disclose your local address and contacts within your completed application.

The application deadline for Summer 2019 has passed. Applications for next summer will be open in November.