Long Beach Polytechnic High School (LBPHS) is the only school that participates in this program.

Students with an interest in biomedical research enroll in a semester-long, for-credit honors program in which they receive instruction in experimental design, patient safety and ethics; and mentored research at one of the CTSI medical-research sites—either UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center or the Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. High school seniors taking honors courses or advanced placement courses are eligible to enroll.  The program accepts 10-17 students each year.  The course is 21 weeks long, six hours per week consisting of activities at LB Poly and activities at one of the three medical centers.  Activities at LB Poly include journal club, seminars, and biomedical ethics discussions.The course concludes with student presentations of each project at a poster presentation which is held at Cedars-Sinai.

Read about a LBPHS poster session

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