Youth Futures International, in partnership with MedSchoolCoach, will host the inaugural International Medical Academy for 14 days from July 14th-29th. The goal of the Academy is to provide International students ages 16 through 22 with a unique and comprehensive program which includes:
- A genuine overview of a US medical school education
- Experience with live simulations and cadaver operations
- Sample lectures from actual medical school courses and group projects
- Physician educators from the top medical schools in the United States
What normally would take months to experience, we have condensed into just 14 days of small group sessions, classroom work and labs.
- We provide a unique curriculum for students from each home country designed to enhance the experience.
- Our selective admission process involves the review of an application, grades, and other credentials.
- Our highly trained physician advisors will serve as the faculty for the program and provide their expertise as seasoned medical professionals from top medical institutions in the US including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Northwestern Medical Schools.
- The Academy will be directed by Dr. Sahil Mehta, Associate Program Director of the VIR Fellowship and Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
- Students will participate in targeted coursework simulating the curriculum of medical school classes and projects. Clinical vignettes will be utilized to demonstrate basic pathology, pathophysiology and disease management.
- Students will take part in a Simulation Lab to gain highly-coveted clinical experience.
- Students will have the opportunity to shadow US based physicians in their surgical and medical practices and enjoy visits to other prestigious universities and colleges in the Boston area.
- There will be a partnership with a local hospital which will allow students to take tours of the facility and provide access to observation rooms during procedures.
- The program includes a copy of MedSchoolCoach’s Ultimate Guide to the Medical School Application Process – our exclusive guide to everything you need to know about getting in.
It’s 14 days of a unique experiential program like no other including clinical vignettes and simulation, US medical school curriculum, and work with cadavers. Our faculty are second to none and our program offers a rare inside look into US medical training.
Program Cost $6,000 USD
- All teaching lectures, labs, and simulations
- Your housing accommodations at a university and all meals included
- All Academy materials and guide book to getting into a US medical school
- A certificate of graduation and detailed course guidelines for potential course credit from your home school.
*The fee does not include travel to and from the U.S.
It’s a very busy and super productive 14 days! Every weekday will be a combination of classes, guest lectures, group work, simulations, and labs. A typical day will include programming and activities from 8am-5pm with dinner, study time and recreation until lights out at 10pm. On the weekends, we will explore the city of Boston and the surrounding areas with fun activities planned for the students. In addition to being the home to many of the finest academic institutions in the US, Boston is also a city alive with activity during the summer months including sporting events and cultural activities and festivals. Students will take in a baseball game at historic Fenway Park and tour museums and historic sites and maybe even try some of the local specialty foods like a cup of “chowda”!
Students will be housed at Stonehill College in Easton, just 30 minutes outside Boston, MA. The campus has 24/7 security and the dorms are accessible only with proper identification. Each team of 6-10 students will be assigned group leader to oversee the experience. Classes and programs will be held at various local colleges, universities and hospitals. All students will travel as a group via bus to the various sites.
No, there are no prerequisite classes needed to apply. All you need is an interest in learning more about a medical school education and what it’s like to become a doctor in the US, a strong academic transcript to prove that you take your studies seriously and some evidence of leadership experience or potential through your extracurricular activities.