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The MIT Jameel Clinic AI & Health Summer Program 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.
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.
MIT has been ranked as the no. 1 university in the world by the QS World University Rankings for 11 years straight.
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. This program is in-person on MIT campus!
The program will primarily be on MIT campus, with occasional trips neighboring organizations.
The Jameel Clinic AI & Health Summer Program 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.
The Jameel Clinic AI & Health Summer Program 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 (or somewhere close), so housing should not be an issue.
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.
Students are required to attend class. Absence or inactivity 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.
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.
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.d
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.
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.
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.
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.