About Us

Our History

The Medical Immersion Summer & Spring Academy (MISA) was founded in 2012 in Oakland, California by Dr. Freeman. MISA works to expose pre-med and pre-health high school students to hands-on clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings that will provide them with a competitive edge as they begin their own career in health. MISA partners with local health institutions such as Alameda Health Systems, Samuel Merritt University and private clinicians in the area to bring this valuable experience to high school students from all across the country.

Please note that the official location and program schedule are pending Covid-19 updates. 

Our Team

Dr. Freeman


Asha Vitatoe


Jenny Hernandez

Program Coordinator

Denae Reed PA-C

Shadowing Coordinator

A Space for All High School Students
Interested in Health

MISA is open to students all across the United States! Participants do not have to be Bay Area natives. Have a question before you begin your application?