Featuring World Renowned Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Kotler

Pre-Med Starts Here

Train for your future career as a medical professional at Project Endeavor.  Los Angeles is the best setting for an ultimate summer experience pursuing your passion for all things medicine! It’s sure to be filled with new friends and unforgettable experiences. Project Endeavor Medicine is lead by World Renowned Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Kotler (as seen on Dr. 90210).

Get a sneak peak into the medical and healthcare field. Project Endeavor introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the human body along with key aspects of studying medicine and modern medical practice. Explore different medical cases and discuss diagnosis and treatment. Combining specialist lectures with engaging class discussions, students learn the main principles of the pathology of diseases, the challenges that medical scientists face today, and the range and changing nature of careers in medicine.

Weekday Schedule

Class runs Monday through Friday.

Safety & Supervision

At Project Endeavor, we believe safety comes first. That’s why we maintain an ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio – one of the lowest in the industry! This lets us offer unmatched attention and unique personalized programs.

As part of our commitment to student safety, Project Endeavor staff members live on every student-occupied floor and accompany students on all activities and excursions.

The Residence Hall adds an additional element of security, as well. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day with trained personnel for your comfort and convenience.

Travel to Southern California*

We recommend that students fly nonstop to Los Angeles (LAX) International Airport. There they will be met by Project Endeavor staff members, who will escort them to comfortable, air-conditioned shuttles for the brief drive to campus.

Of course, parents are also welcome to drive students to Project Endeavor directly.

Contact our office for further information on any of these travel options.

*Transportation is not included in tuition.

Commuter Option

ACA offers a commuter option for students who do not require accommodations. Commuter students join the program weekdays from approximately 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

Session 1 Schedule:

Week 1: July 11 – July 15
Week 2: July 18 – July 21

Session 2 Schedule:

Week 1: July 25 – July 29
Week 2: August 1 – August 4

Please Note: Lunch is included in the cost of tuition. 


Get a sneak peak into the medical and healthcare field. Project Endeavor introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the human body along with key aspects of studying medicine and modern medical practice. Explore different medical cases and discuss diagnosis and treatment. Combining specialist lectures with engaging class discussions, students learn the main principles of the pathology of diseases, the challenges that medical scientists face today, and the range and changing nature of careers in medicine. Project Endeavor students will also participate in a seminar on medical school and the application process. Project Endeavor students will conclude this in-depth and exciting program with much more well informed about the medical field as a career choice and as a profession.

Project Endeavor students will participate in seminars throughout the program several days a week from prominent and well respected medical professionals in the fields of Plastic Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Radiology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, ER Medicine, Psychology and Mental Health, Neurology, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry Cosmetic and General. These medical professionals will provide valuable insight and an overview on their profession within the medical field. Students will gain a better sense of their interests and how that will align with their potential academic and career choices.

Learn practical skills including taking vital signs and performing CPR. Project Endeavor students will break into small groups and focus on basic medical skills and will learn some real-world life savings skills during our CPR and First Aid portion of the program and will engage in simulations to prepare Project Endeavor students for these real-world medical treatments.

Project Endeavor students will also have a very special opportunity to explore how things really operate in the medical arena. PE students will visit a state-of-the-art medical and training facility, doctors offices, the renowned LA based medical school and a special visit to a local LA Sports arena and physical therapy facility. (Please note: Covid protocols may restrict access to various facilities).

The program will conclude with a seminar on medical school and the application process completing this in-depth and exciting program. Project Endeavor students will depart with a strong sense about the medical field both as a career choice and as a profession.

Guest Lectures include: 

Dr. Robert Kotler – Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon (as seen on Dr 90210)

Dr. Robert Lubar – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

Dr. Jeffrey Seiden – Mental Health Specialist 

Dr. Freddie Weiner – Cosmetic Dentistry 

Dr. Paul Goodman – Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Elliot Gross – Orthopedic Medicine


The program is overseen by Dr. Robert Kotler. Superspecialist and Board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Kotler has consistently delivered natural rhinoplasties for over 30 years. Dr. Robert Kotler is a Clinical Instructor, Division of Head & Neck Surgery Department of Surgery at the UCLA Medical School.

Dr. Robert Kotler’s results and his patients’ level of satisfaction are testaments to his skill in facial and cosmetic nose procedures. Dr. Robert Kotler has received top scores from his patients and passed other quality measures to be awarded the Patients’ Choice Award. He is ranked among the top physicians in the nation, based on patient reviews.  In fact, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, just five percent have received this honor. 

Around Town & Beyond

With the Pacific Coast in the background, the activities are endless and Project Endeavor helps you find the ones that interest you the most. Spend your evenings and weekends exploring spectacular cultural and entertainment destinations.

Evening and weekend activities are yours to enjoy. Head to the beach, check out the 3rd Street Promenade or browse the celebrated shops of Rodeo Drive. You will have the opportunity to socialize and build friendships while you enjoy the fun and excitement of Los Angeles’ nightlife. Many popular hangouts are located just steps from campus, and the welcoming crowd of lively locals and visitors creates an unforgettable energy!

Evening & Weekend Activities

  • Soak up the sun at Santa Monica Beach and jump the truly gnarly waves
  • Hoop it up at the ACA 3-on-3 basketball tournament and find out who rules the court
  • Shake the sand out of your hair after a classic game of touch football and beach volleyball on Zuma Beach
  • Get to know California at its best during ACA’s welcome scavenger hunt – our mad dash around Malibu!
  • You have some big shoes to fill as you walk among the stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
  • See how your hands and feet compare to Hollywood elites like Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, and Robert Downey Jr. in front of Mann Chinese Theater
  • See the gods at the Greek and Roman collections of the Getty Museum
  • Gaze up at the Hollywood sign as you browse the fashionable boutiques on Melrose Street
  • Devour a Dodger Dog while watching one of the most storied teams in MLB history
  • Pump some iron and get big on Muscle Beach
  • Have your caricature drawn on the Venice Boardwalk and pick up a pair of hip new shades
  • People-watch at Palisades Park; it doesn’t get much more iconic LA than this
  • Savor a latte while exploring the scene on the famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard
  • Cool off and chill out at ACA’s awesome beach party
  • Ride the dazzling Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier
  • Hit all the fashionable boutiques and watch out for the paparazzi on the energetic Rodeo Drive
  • Rub elbows with celebrities at the Malibu Country Mart
  • Sunset hikes, karaoke nights, bowling, laser tag, mini golf, ultimate Frisbee, bonfires and more exciting activities and events are all part of your summer with Project Endeavor!

Around Town & Beyond

With the Pacific Coast in the background, Southern California offers something for everyone, and the Westwood area is packed with plenty to do. You’ll have plenty of time to check out the attractions and activities that interest you most! Participate in an on-campus seminar or workshop, explore the shops, sights and scenes in Los Angeles, enjoy a favorite sport, or just relax on the beach.

Evening activities are yours to enjoy. Play some tennis, head to the beach or get in a round of golf. Catch the perfect wave during a surfing lesson or browse the celebrated shops of Rodeo Drive.

If your sport is shopping, you’ll find the best shopping worldwide at the upscale shops of Westwood, Malibu Country Mart, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade and Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, where you just might rub elbows with Hollywood celebs. From Prada to Polo, Valentino to Versace, it’s truly a street of dreams!

The Finest Fitness Facilities

You’ll have access to state-of-the-art workout facilities such as the renowned John Wooden Center and plenty of other athletic and recreational options during your stay. You can lace up your running shoes for a jog on campus, or hit the gym to pump some iron or get moving on an elliptical trainer. Outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts and plenty of other options are sure to keep you busy. Of course, a game of touch football or a little Frisbee is always a campus classic. One of the most exciting things about LA is you never know who you may run into whether it’s Kobe Bryant shooting hoops in the Wooden Center or Real Madrid practicing out on the soccer fields. 

You will have time to take advantage of all the outstanding options available at the John Wooden Center, which include:

Squash Courts
Indoor Jogging Track
Weight Room
Basketball Courts
Cardio Room

Accommodations in LA

Rest easy, because Project Endeavor understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. We provide our students with private accommodations that offer the comforts you expect with the safety and security you demand. You’ll live, study, and play at UCLA with an amazing group of like-minded creative students and resident advisors in dorm-style housing. We pride ourselves on the fact that our residential amenities, top-quality food service and fitness facilities offer our students the very best. Our goal is to consistently create an environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer – staying relaxed, refreshed and ready to excel.

Staying in LA has its privileges, which is why so many celebrities call it home. You’ll kick back in comfort at UCLA, enjoying in-suite bathrooms, Internet access, weekly housekeeping, linen service and much more. These rooms definitely serve up cool California style!

Excellent Eats

Choices, choices, choices! With Project Endeavor, you never have to worry about going hungry. From home-style meals served at breakfast and dinner to lunch options that let you enjoy favorite restaurants, no pre-college summer program gives you as many dining options!

Your tuition includes includes three meals Monday to Friday and brunch & dinner on weekends.




Complete your Project Endeavor experience with exciting weekend adventures.


Venice Beach– LA’s most iconic beach known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars.

SOCAL Seaside weekend

Santa Monica Pier– A favorite for Hollywood movie scenes, this California icon comes alive at night. Take a ride on the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel or stop by the famed aquarium to get nose-to-nose with the ocean’s most fearsome predators!

Third Street Promenade– The world-famous strip features designer boutiques and award-winning restaurants, all in the heart of Santa Monica. The outdoor mall is full of colorful street entertainers and dancers enjoying perfect California weather.

Palisades Park– Stunning ocean views makes this the perfect place to savor nature. If the fast pace of LA living and Hollywood glamour get to be a bit much, this is an ideal spot to chill out.

The Grove– For shopping, dining and simply living life, you can’t do better than the Grove. Make sure to sample some of the freshest fruits and veggies next door at the original Farmers’ Market, an LA landmark.

Hollywood Walk of Fame– This entertainment icon immortalizes more than 2,400 stars along a two-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard. Take a stroll and spot your favorite TV and movie stars.

Mann Chinese Theater– The most sought-after theater for Hollywood premieres, this famed theater has witnessed the debut of silver screen favorites like Avatar, Titanic and Due Date.

Zuma Beach– Stunning views along the Pacific Coast Highway lead to three miles of pristine beach that has been a favorite for movie producers. Feeling active? Grab a volleyball and try your skill on the same beach the pros have competed on for decades.

Universal City Walk– LA comes to life at the City Walk. Grab a bite at one of the famous restaurants and then hit the trendy shops before bracing yourself for thrilling activities, all set under the beautiful California stars.

Sunset at California beach
Boys at sunset
Sunset Over Santa Monica Bay

San Francisco Extension

Add 5 days to your Project Endeavor Program

Add to your California experience and explore the wonders of San Francisco! (supplemental tuition required)

You’ll remain in the secure company of trusted Project Endeavor staff members, as well as many of the friends you’ve made on your Project Endeavor program. Of course, you’ll also enjoy the comfortable accommodations and superior guidance you’ve come to expect from Project Endeavor

From the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge to the natural beauty of Muir Woods, the City by the Bay is no doubt one of the prettiest on the Pacific, if not all of America! And for things to do, San Francisco is second to none. 




What Alumni are Saying

"Project Endeavor was amazing! The seminars and project were intriguing and exciting. There was always something to do and you were never bored. I would do anything to go back and be with all my friends.”

Amanda S.

"Thanks for giving Brian and Daniel the opportunity to experience a real college campus. Your program is one the most well rounded programs. They enjoyed the seminars and projects, loved the activities and met amazing kids from all over the world. You guys get an A+!"

Andrea and Jim O.

"Project Endeavor Medicine helped me explore the different fields of medicine and prepare for my future. The seminars and doctors were amazing! It was an experience of a lifetime!"

Matt L.
New York

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