The Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
UCLA | Los Angeles, CA
University of Texas | Dallas, TX
St. John's University | New York, NY
DePaul University | Chicago, IL
EXPLORE the complex and evolving world of MEDICINE & SCIENCE
Explore careers in healthcare and biological science while you learn about the complex relationship between patients and healthcare providers. Leading researchers, physicians and educators will expose you to the challenges of providing quality patient care, lead you in discussions on ethical issues in medical science and instruct you on the processes of patient diagnosis and treatment. Apply the scientific method and critical thinking to evaluate a patient case and determine treatment options.
Experience the dynamics of being a member 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. Teams will also be faced with the challenge of educating the public on a complex public health challenge – a conference long project that requires critical thinking, analysis and presentation to a medical review board.
Practice diagnosis and treatment in the MEDICAL SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Students learn valuable skills in the head-to-toe assessment and emergency medical technician instruction workshops, assisting with patient diagnosis and treatment options. This real-world skills training, in addition to the college and career briefings, provides students the ability to make informed decisions on their academic and professional futures.
Program HighlightsExplore the exciting world of medical science — Know what it’s like to be on the front line of patient care. Get briefed by doctors, professors and medical researchers on advances in technology and patient care. Experience what it’s like to be on a healthcare team, evaluate a patient in need and determine treatment options.
At Explore Medicine & Science you can:
- Assume the role of a health professional as you confront a public health challenge and develop a solution in the Explore Medicine & Science Simulation.
- Gain valuable insight into dynamic medical careers including physicians, biomedical researchers, public health officials and allied health professionals.
- Engage in numerous hands-on interactive activities, which may include participation in an Emergency Medical Technician Instruction Workshop, Gross Anatomy Laboratory or Standardized Patient Clinical Interview.
- Participate in a Head-to-Toe Assessment Workshop where you perform the non-invasive techniques of a physical examination and interpret results.
- Participate in a challenging Patient Case Study developed exclusively for the Explore Medicine & Science program by leading educators to give you a true taste of the medical profession in action.
- Take guided off-campus excursions to explore Washington DC, New York, Chicago or Los Angeles.
- Experience what it’s like to be at a leading college or university.
- Get a sense of what it’s like to be an active medical professional faced with real-life challenges.
DePaul University, Chicago — Meet robotic patient simulator “Frank,” a state of the art robotic patient designed to simulate realistic disease states. Attend a Robotic Patient Simulator Workshop designed specifically for LeadAmerica where you will work as a healthcare team member to bring “Frank” through a true-to-life medical emergency.
University of California at Los Angeles — Be introduced to the Emergency Medical Technician profession through an EMT Workshop designed by the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. Trained EMT’s will provide an introduction to their profession and instruction on various emergency medical care techniques such as C-spine immobilization, backboarding, and CPR.
Know what it’s like to be a member of a healthcare team!
- Challenging Academic Curriculum
- Conduct research, 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.
- 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 and science fields.
- 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 the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (or similar).
- 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 Mentor.
A DAY AT EXPLORE MEDICINE & SCIENCE
|7:30 - 8:30||Breakfast|
|9:00 - 10:00||Lecture and Discussion: Clinical Skills|
|10:00 - 11:00||Skills Workshop: Communication and Building rapport with Patients|
|11:00 - 12:00||Case Study: Disease Diagnosis|
|12:00 - 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 - 2:30||Skills Workshop: Patient Case Presentation|
|2:30 - 3:30||Lecture and Discussion: Organ Systems Overview|
|3:30 - 5:00||Case Study: Disease Diagnosis: Organs|
|5:00 - 6:00||Dinner|
|6:30 - 8:30||Skills Workshop: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training|
|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.
Previous Guest Speakers & Organizations Include:
Physicians and Health Professionals
- Dr. Patrick W. Kelley, Dr. P.H., Director, Board on Global Health and African Science Academy Development
- Dr. April Velasco, Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services
- K. Michael Welch, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P., President and Chief Executive Officer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- Dr. Mary O’Neil Mundinger, Dean, Columbia University School of Nursing
- Rear Admiral Michael R. Milner, D.H.Sc., P.A.-C., Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Robert Herskovitz, J.D., Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Vicki A. Keough, R.N.-B.C, A.C.N.P., Dean, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University
- John Brockman, President, American Medical Student Association
- Cathleen Acres, R.N., M.A., Administrative Director, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
- Dr. John A. Bogdan, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
- Dr. Michael Cole, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center
- Catherine Dower, J.D., Associate Director, Health Law and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, Center for the Health Professions
- Dr. Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President and Dean, Columbia University Medical Center
- Dr. Jeanette J. Lancaster, R.N., Dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing
- Nick Macchione, M.S., M.P.H., Director, San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
- Dr. Stephanie M. Oberhaus, Boston University School of Medicine
- Dr. Hansel J. Otero, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- 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. Ingrid Walker-Descartes, Attending Pediatrician, Maimonides Infant's and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn
Hospitals, Medical Schools & Healthcare Organizations
- Boston University School of Medicine
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- National Institutes of Health
- National Library of Medicine
- R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- The Johns Hopkins University 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
LeadAmerica wishes to thank Participating Institutions, including Facebook, 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 Explore Medicine & Science Sessions*
|Location||City||2013 Program Dates||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance|
|UCLA||Los Angeles, CA||June 23 – June 29||$2,795||$109||Enroll|
|University of Texas at Dallas||Dallas, TX||June 23 – June 29||$2,595||$109||Enroll|
|DePaul University||Chicago, IL||July 7 – July 13||$2,395||$109||Enroll|
|The Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||July 20 – July 29||$3,195||$109||Enroll|
|St. John's University||New York, NY||July 21 – July 30||$2,595||$109||Enroll|
- 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 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 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.