Biomedical Sciences On-campus Program (BSOP)

Program Description
ELIO academy offers a 2-week program onsite program in which biomedically oriented high school students are invited to learn basic skills of scientific research from career scientists pursuing research at several world renowned institutes in US.
The goal of the program is to nurture the interest in biomedical sciences and research early on. Our students learn and apply techniques for a medically oriented project. The program concludes with presentation at the closing colloquium.
Eligibility Requirements
All three of the following requirements must be met (no exceptions)
1. Students must currently be juniors or seniors at the time of application (as of the fall of 2024). Must be in the graduating class in next 2-3 years.
2. Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program.
3. Students must be able to commute to UC Berkeley campus for the program.

Application Process

Key Dates
The online application and program information document will be available on our website by last week of November.
Summer 2024 Program Dates: June 26 - July 7 2024
Application deadline : Feb 15th
Recommendations due : Feb 28th
Fees / Cost
Summer Course 2024 Fee : : $ 3295 for BSOP, includes workshop materials.  
Financial aid : Provided for families in financial distress.
Scholarship : Provided for families with financial hardship 
The selection process takes into account past grades, recommendation letter and importantly on passion/questions/SOP etc. Also, students must be able to start the program on June, 2024. To apply, please complete the online form along with recommendation letter.
Limited scholarship available for financially deserving students.

Learn from Industry Professionals.

Get real-world perspectives and first-hand knowledge from the professionals
By the conclusion of the course, students will have a good understanding and exposure to diverse fields of biomedical sciences. With the provided resources and continued support of our mentors, students will pursue their interests and learn during their school year. Our past students have found the course helpful in crystalizing their path forward in college/career via extended biomedical summer internships.
Lastly, as a part of this health biomedical sciences summer camp and its nurturing community - Our students will have access to all our instructors, alumni, and fellow students to discuss and ask questions long after the course completion.

Activities & Credits

Poster Making
Students learn to make high quality science posters & hone their presentation skills.
Learn to draft scientific write-ups with clear and convincing narratives.
Outstanding students also get opportunities for long-term projects with mentors.

Be curious. Knowledge can change your world.

We at ELIO believe in setting you on your career path by planting that seed of knowledge and curiosity.

Past Experiences

What Our Students Say


Elio Academy has been a part of my life for the past two years, and I am so grateful for all of the opportunities in biomedical research that it has given me. I participated in a summer program for two weeks in 2022, and I am part of the Extended Fall Research Program in 2023. Both programs have taught me so much, and enhanced my knowledge of biomedical research. The instructors are engaging, accommodating, and helpful, and the overall program is extremely informative and just a really amazing opportunity. I highly recommend this program, as it has helped me scientifically in many ways, and forced me to think and ask questions. Elio Academy has shaped me as a scientist, student, and researcher, and I cherish and appreciate everything that it has given me.

Neerja Bathla

Keystone School, San Antonio


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