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AI & Health Summer High School Bootcamp

Program Date: July 8-12, 2024

Deadline: April 30, 2024 Apply Now
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Unlocking the Power of AI

The MIT Jameel Clinic AI & Health Summer Bootcamp is a rigorous 1-week program aimed at introducing inquisitive young minds (grades 10-12) to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methods used to improve the precision, efficiency, and speed of healthcare.

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Drawing strength from MIT’s distinctive roots, we believe in learning by doing, and we blur the boundaries between disciplines as we seek to solve hard problems. Embracing the unconventional, we welcome quirkiness, nerdiness, creative irreverence, and play.

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MIT has been ranked as the no. 1 university in the world by the QS World University Rankings for 11 years straight.

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Regina Barzilay AI Faculty Lead
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Ignacio Fuentes Ribas Executive Director
Susan Hockfield President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience
Philip Sharp Advisory Board Chair
Collin Stultz Principal Investigator
Marzyeh Ghassemi Principal Investigator
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Jakub Bartoszewicz Postdoctoral Researcher
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Melania Nowicka Postdoctoral Researcher
Peter Mikhael PhD student
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Vinith Suriyakumar Wellcome Trust Fellow
Alex Ouyang Communications Officer
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Marinalva Smith Project Coordinator

Course Offerings

Students will receive 3-4 hours of instruction on a daily basis from world-class instructors and are required to take all the courses listed below. Over the course of the program, students will be asked to work on group projects, which will culminate in a final presentation that students will be expected to share in class that will be evaluated by the instructors. Students who complete the program successfully will receive a certificate signed by instructors indicating satisfactory performance in the program.


Intro to Machine Learning in Health

How can AI be used to improve health? What is the difference between AI/ML? This course aims to introduce students to high-level theories and applications to give them a grasp of the rich landscape of AI in health.

Intro to Python

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of programming using Python. Through hands-on projects and interactive exercises, students will be empowered to create their own programs and solve real-world problems with code.

Intro to Clinical AI

The potential of clinical AI is enormous — from reducing the workload of overburdened healthcare workers to helping patients get a diagnosis before a disease has the chance to become deadly, this class exposes students to different kinds of clinical AI tools, how they work, potential risks in deployment, and how they can benefit physicians and patients.

Intro to Drug Discovery

The average cost of drug development is around $1 billion per drug — the same cost of launching a rocket into space! But 90 percent of potential drug candidates fail clinical trials, meaning they are unfit for human use. This class helps students understand how AI can reduce the time and money needed to develop suitable drug candidates.



When will I hear back about the status of my application?

All acceptances were sent out on May 24, 2024.

If you have not received an email about the status of your application, that means you have been Waitlisted and should hear back by May 31, 2024.

If your application was rejected, do not be discouraged! We received a higher than expected number of applications this year and had to make some very difficult decisions. We encourage you to re-apply next year.

How long will this program run for?

This program is only for one week and students who have participated in the past are not eligible to participate again.

During the week the program will run from Mon – Fri and we anticipate that the total number of hours per day including class and enrichment activities will be at least 7 hours per day. This program is in-person on MIT campus!

Where is the Jameel Clinic AI & Health Summer Program located?

The program will primarily be on MIT campus, with occasional trips neighboring organizations.

What are the costs associated with participating in this program?

The Jameel Clinic AI & Health Summer Bootcamp is provided at no cost to admitted students.

Students should be prepared to bring their personal laptops, but we are happy to provide loaner laptops to students.

As this program is only for one week, we do not sponsor visas.

Will housing and transportation be provided?

The Jameel Clinic AI & Health Summer Bootcamp is not a residential program so we rely on parents to provide housing and transportation to and from the program. Ideally students will be coming from the Boston area, so housing should not be an issue. While the program is tuition-free, we do not cover the cost of housing and transportation.

How are students selected for the program?

Applicants should be incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students will be selected based on their interests and academic background. Students who are not admitted are encouraged to re-apply next year if not selected for this year’s cohort.

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.

Is there an attendance policy?

Students are required to attend class. Absence or inactivity without a signed letter of absence related to illness, family emergency, or an appointment within your course may result in a dismissal from the program. Students dismissed for reasons of absence or inactivity will not receive a certificate by the end of the course.

What are your COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students?

The Institute has announced that effective May 11, 2023, Covid-19 vaccination will no longer be mandatory at MIT. Covid-19 vaccination will remain strongly encouraged for all participants in programs for minors after May 11, but will not be required. You may read more about MIT Covid-19 policies changes on MIT News.

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