National Student Leadership Conference: Medicine & Health Care
- Washington, D.C.; Evanston, IL; Berkeley, CA; Miami, FL; New Haven, CT
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At the Medicine & Health Care National Student Leadership Conference, students immerse themselves into the life of a medical professional.
First, they work in teams to identify a public health issue and develop an intervention. Then, they test their skills in a fatal outbreak simulation, which involves clinical rounds, medical examination, and treatment. Surgical skills to be practiced include suturing, dissection, and knot tying. Additionally, students enjoy guest speakers on specialty topics and create a public health media campaign. Tours of local medical facilities and science museums round out the experience. For example, students attending NSLC at Yale might visit Massachusetts General Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine.
In addition to gaining practical medical skills, students also develop their leadership potential. To do so, they participate in lectures and workshops regarding conflict resolution, negotiation, and public speaking, among others. Finally, college credit is available for interested students.
Applications are rolling, and students interested in these summer premed programs will need to supply their GPA as well as teacher/counselor contact information.