Columbia University | New York, NY
DePaul University | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science | Chicago, IL
The Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
UCLA | Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)*
University of Texas | Dallas, TX
*Students attending this UCSF session will be housed off UCSF's campus at University of California, Berkeley
Enter the complex and changing world of MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE.
Explore the world of medicine to find out where your interests lie in the healthcare profession and what you can do to achieve your educational and professional goals. You will examine the most significant and controversial issues facing the medical profession today and discuss how these issues could impact your future profession. Leading researchers, physicians and educators will expose you to the challenges of managing healthcare delivery, lead you in discussions about global health issues and take you through the process of diagnosing and treating a patient.
See the inner workings of a HEALTHCARE TEAM.
Experience what it’s really like to be part of a healthcare team. In conjunction with your fellow team members, you will work as a general physician in our patient simulation, managing a patient’s case and formulating decisions based on new medical information and circumstances presented each day. As a public health professional, you will conduct an outbreak investigation in an effort to determine the cause of a widespread illness. As a member of a research evaluation panel, you will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multiple research proposals and determine how limited research funds should be distributed.
Practice diagnosis and treatment in the PATIENT SIMULATION.
Students are given the rare opportunity to assess, diagnose and treat a simulated patient using educational methods similar to those employed in graduate medical institutions. Students are challenged to think on their feet and incorporate the broad range of collegiate level knowledge that they acquire throughout the program in order to successfully complete the patient simulation challenge.
|Curriculum for this Conference was Designed in Cooperation with:|
|Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science|
Experience healthcare firsthand — Innovations in diagnostics and patient care are revolutionizing our world. LeadAmerica gives you the opportunity to explore this dynamic environment firsthand. You’ll experience simulated patient interaction and develop a clear understanding of what it takes to make this exciting field your chosen career.
Columbia University, New York — Participate in a Standardized Patient Clinical Encounter Workshop at the Morchand Center for Clinical Competence at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
DePaul University, Chicago — Participate in a Standardized Patient Clinical Encounter Workshop hosted by the Education and Evaluation Center (EEC) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore — Participate in a Standardized Patient Clinical Encounter Workshop hosted by The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center.
University of California at Los Angeles — Participate in a Standardized Patient Clinical Encounter Workshop at the Clinical Skills Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Be introduced to the Emergency Medical Technician profession through an EMT Workshop designed by the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)* — At this conference you will be provided with a comprehensive introduction to a unique perspective on Professions In Medicine & Healthcare-ranging from Medicine and Nursing, to Dentistry, Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, specially tailored for high-achieving high school students. Participate in a Standardized Patient Clinical Encounter Workshop at the Kanbar Center for Simulation, Clinical Skills and Telemedicine Education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
*Students attending this UCSF session will be housed off UCSF's campus at University of California, Berkeley.
Get a healthy perspective on what it’s like to attend medical school!
- College Accredited, Academic Curriculum
- Conduct an outbreak investigation, analyze information, engage in debate, resolve conflict and build networks of support as you practice being the medical leaders of tomorrow.
- Practice communication skills in the clinical environment; learn how to perform a physical assessment on a standardized patient and participate in the process of developing a differential diagnosis.
- Critically analyze the integration of biomedical research and resulting advancements in medicine and healthcare.
- Explore current issues in the areas of Health Science and Medical Ethics.
- Engaging Faculty & Guest Speakers
- Gain access to Academic and Professional Leaders in the medical field.
- Speakers may include Physicians, Nurses, Health Care Policy Analysts, and Biomedical Research Scientists.
- Program Relevant Field Excursions
- Experience the program content and appreciate regional sites of importance through field excursions designed to complement the academic and skill building objectives of the program.
- Field Excursions may include visits to educational venues such as area Medical Schools and Museums including the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore, MD), the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York City), California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (Los Angeles).
- Career Focused Skills & Personal Development Workshops
- Formulate a Personal Mission and Vision plan for your future.
- Develop and polish skills like Time Management, Decision Making, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking and Communication.
- Explore the opportunities and strategies to advance in program related career fields.
- Collegiate Experience & College Enrollment Seminars
- Experience College Life from challenging academics to dormitory living.
- Gain an important head start in the Preparation for College and the College Admission Process.
- Friends & Support for a Lifetime
- Develop a network of Fellow Scholars, Friends and Mentors.
A DAY AT MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE*
7:30 - 8:30
|9:00 - 10:00||Lecture and Discussion: Anatomy & Physiology|
|10:00 - 11:00||Leadership Workshop: Communication & Building Rapport with Patients|
|11:00 - 12:00||Lecture and Discussion: Ethics in Medicine|
|12:00 - 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 - 2:30||Medical Simulation: Symptom Review and Initial Diagnosis|
|2:30 - 3:30||Leadership Workshop: Culture Shock & Portrait of Medicine|
|3:30 - 5:00||Exercise: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training|
|5:00 - 6:00||Dinner|
|6:30 - 8:30||Physician Forum: Q&A with Physicians and Medical Students|
|8:30 - 10:00||Social Event|
*This is a sample day and examples of lectures, excursions and activities each program may include. All speakers and events are subject to availability and change, without notice, before or after the start of a conference.
*Students attending Medicine & Healthcare at other locations may have different experiences. All activities, events and speakers are subject to change, without prior notification, at any time before or after the start of a conference.
Previous Guest Speakers & Organizations Include:
Physicians and Health Professionals
- Cathleen Acres, R.N., M.A., Administrative Director, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
- Dr. Jason Baker, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Weill Cornell Medical College
- Dr. John A. Bogdan, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
- John Brockman, President, American Medical Student Association
- Dr. H. Carrie Chen, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- Dr. Michael Cole, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center
- Dr. Calvin Chou, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- Catherine Dower, J.D., Associate Director, Health Law and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, Center for the Health Professions
- Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine
- Dr. James Giordano, Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies, and Vice President for Academic Programs, The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
- Dr. Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President and Dean, Columbia University Medical Center
- Robert Herskovitz, J.D., Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Patrick W. Kelley, Dr. P.H., Director, Board on Global Health and African Science Academy Development
- Dr. Vicki A. Keough, R.N.-B.C, A.C.N.P., Dean, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University
- Dr. Jeanette J. Lancaster, R.N., Dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing
- Dr. Baxter Larmon, Director, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
- Nick Macchione, M.S., M.P.H., Director, San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
- Rear Admiral Michael R. Milner, D.H.Sc., P.A.-C., Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Mary O’Neil Mundinger, Dean, Columbia University School of Nursing
- Dr. Stephanie M. Oberhaus, Boston University School of Medicine
- Dr. Hansel J. Otero, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Dr. David Plurard, Assistant Professor of Surgery at USC Keck School of Medicine and Director, U.S. Navy Trauma Training Center
- Nancy Pratt, R.N., M.S.N., Senior Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness, Sharp Healthcare
- Dr. Nabih M. Ramadan, Chief Medical Officer, Beatrice State Development Office
- Rear Admiral David Rutstein, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
- Dr. Robert Sackstein, Associate Scientific Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Dr. Andrew A. Sama, Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at New York Hospital
- Dr. Shyrl Sistrunk, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment, Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Dr. John Swartzberg, Director, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program David Spitz, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization
- Dr. April Velasco, Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes, Attending Pediatrician, Maimonides Infant's and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn
- K. Michael Welch, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P., President and Chief Executive Officer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Hospitals, Medical Schools & Healthcare Organizations
- Boston University School of Medicine
- David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- National Institutes of Health
- National Library of Medicine
- Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
- R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland Medical Center
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Simulation Center
- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Walter Reed Medical Center and National Museum of Medicine
- University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- University of Maryland School of Medicine
LeadAmerica wishes to thank Participating Institutions for generously making their facilities and personnel available to students enrolled in certain LeadAmerica programs.
Dates, Location and Tuition
Complete tuition, enrollment and other conference details can be found in the Application and Enrollment & Other Details included in your invitation package and in the online application.
|Please pay careful attention, as dates may have changed from printed material.||
2013 Summer Medicine & Healthcare Sessions*
|Location||City||2013 Program Dates||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance||College Credits Available|
|The Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||June 23 – July 2||$3,195||$109||2||Enroll|
|UCLA||Los Angeles, CA||June 23 – June 29||$2,795||$109||1||Enroll|
|UT - Dallas||Dallas, TX||June 23 – June 29||$2,595||$109||1||Enroll|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||July 6 – July 13||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|The Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||July 6 – July 15||$3,195||$109||2||Enroll|
|DePaul University||Chicago, IL||July 7 – July 13||$2,395||$109||1||Enroll|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||July 18 – July 25||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|The Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||July 20 – July 29||$3,195||$109||2||Enroll|
|University of California,
San Francisco (UCSF)**
|San Francisco, CA||July 20 – July 29||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|St. John's University||New York, NY||July 21 – July 30||$2,595||$109||2||Enroll|
- One college credit ($475 value)***
- A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures and simulations
- Certificate of Completion
- Housing accommodations at a University/College dormitory
- All on-campus meals ****
- Course materials and lab fees
- Transportation as needed for off-site activities, briefings and events
- Field trips and social events
- Program Faculty and on-site staff for supervision
- LeadAmerica T-shirt
* Dates and locations are subject to change
** Students attending this UCSF session will be housed at the University of California, Berkeley
*** To earn college credit, the student must successfully complete all aspects of the program (see college credit information on our website for more details) Medicine & Healthcare 8 day or 10 day conferences are accredited for two (2) college credits. Tuition includes the first college credit from Loras College. A second college credit is available at a reduced fee of $299.
**** Students will need spending money for several off-site meals, souvenirs and incidentals.
Students are responsible for their own airfare or other travel costs to and from each conference location.