Medical Immersion Summer Academy

MISA is a health program designed to give pre-med & pre-health high school students hands-on clinical experience.

Applications for the 2022 MISA Programs are now closed! Interview selections will be released Friday, April 8th!

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Program Benefits >

Hands-On Training

Including splinting, patient vitals, suturing, phlebotomy and hospital simulations

Networking Events

Networking events with health professionals from various fields


CPR, First Aid and AED, Stop the Bleed and Teen Mental Health Certifications


Shadowing at a Level-1 Trauma Center (pending Covid-19 updates)

The impact of Covid-19 on MISA Programs

Since the pandemic, we have adjusted our programming to ensure the safety of our students. This includes hosting programming at the MISA office instead of Highland Hospital and postponing all shadowing until further notice. All 2021 programming will continue to be held in-person following public health recommendations by Alameda County. 

Individual seating 6 feet apart
Sanitation of common areas
Mask wearing policies enforced
Daily health screening questionnaire for all participants
MISA's Commitment to You

Your safety as a participant is our priority. We adhere to all public health recommendations in Alameda County to ensure we are stopping the spread of Covid-19.

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Patient Vitals Workshop

Several of our hands-on workshops are held outside to ensure better air circulation.

Participants Feedback

“Every activity I participated in had an impact on me. Speaking with health professionals as well as participating in hands-on activities were extremely informative and interesting!”

-2020 MISA Student