Los Angeles Pediatric Society

The Los Angeles Pediatric Society (LAPS) established the Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program in 1969 with the purpose to encourage high school students to choose careers in the health professions. Self-described as a medical mentor program, students are selected to work under the supervision of a health care educator/medical facility coordinator at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician, physician, and/or medical specialist, etc.) who together provide a range of patient care services. 

Program Application 
Application is currently OPEN. To access the online application, please click here. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (PST).

PLEASE NOTE: The application must be completed in one sitting and your answers cannot be saved. We recommend that prior to beginning the application, you review the sample application found here and the application instructions. The application requires that you submit 3 essay questions, a letter(s) of recommendation, and a list of your extracurricular activities AND honors/awards.

For more information, please visit https://lapedsoc.org/summer-program

LAPS 2023 Program Flyer

LAPS 2023 Program Flyer

Contact us: 
Call our office at (323) 563-4811 or email lapeds@cdrewu.edu with questions about the application process or with general LAPs inquiries.