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Students participating in NYLF Medicine progam

Congratulations on your nomination!

National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine

Careers in Medicine

You have been recognized as a highly motivated high school student who has earned the opportunity to take part in a valuable, hands-on program that could change your life.

At the NYLF Medicine program, discover the many career options available to you in Medicine; learn how medical procedures are performed, and share the experience with peers who share your passion and commitment.

As a practicing physician, I credit this very NYLF Medicine program that I once attended for ultimately guiding my decision to choose a career in Medicine. Take the first step on the path to your future! Enroll in NYLF Medicine today!


Dr. Shashin Doshi, M.D.
Senior Councilor, National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Step Directly into the Role of a Medical Professional

Each day at NYLF Medicine , you will be immersed in exciting, hands-on, true-to-life experiences.

  • Gain real medical skills as you learn to take patient vital signs, and perform your first medical “procedure” by placing sutures in a simulated wound.
  • Visit a medical simulation center, hospital, clinic or other health care facility which may include guided tours, briefings from specialists, and an explanation of patient rounds and daily responsibilities of the department.
  • Interact with health care providers who illustrate proper medical training, technique, and administration of quality clinical care.
  • Explore a prominent area medical school campus and hear from admissions personnel on what makes an attractive application.
  • Take a guided tour of a medical school campus and explore novel technologies in medical education.
  • Meet faculty representatives from the health and medical fields and interact with medical students to learn from their experiences.
  • Attend workshops which cover important topics in Medical Ethics, Problem Based Learning, “The Match” (detailing the transition from medical school to residency), and Lessons in Leadership.
Explore your Future!


At NYLF Medicine, you will:

Visit our web site to learn more about the illuminating experiences you’ll take part in at the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine, or view the program brochure.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science logoCurriculum designed in cooperation with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Real World Simulations

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational strategy employed in medical schools. The introduction of PBL to NYLF Medicine students is important beyond its glimpse into what medical school may be like. They will see the importance of maintaining intellectual curiosity and developing the skills to satisfy that curiosity.” 

Michael Altman, M.D. Professor Emeritus in Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University 

The NYLF Medicine Triage Simulation provides students with the concepts of “MASS” triage and “ID-ME” to assess and sort victims. They then practice applying their knowledge and discuss the challenges of triage and ethical consideration in an after action review. Having been a member of the NYLF Medicine Board of Advisors for over 10 years, I know we are molding the next generation of medical professionals.” 

M. desVignes-Kendrick, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. Deputy Director of the Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston 

Who will attend?

Within minutes of arriving at NYLF Medicine, you will meet new friends and connect with students who are -- like you – beginning to plan their futures:

• High-achieving students from small and large schools all across the U.S.

• Students who are already thinking about their college options and their career choices.

• Students with a general interest in Medicine and the desire to explore all of the different career options that might be available to them.

• Students who have made the decision to enroll in medical school and become a physician, a surgeon, an oncologist or other specialist.

• Students who are interested in networking with peers, doctors, physicians and college admissions officials and exploring some of the nation’s finest medical institutions.

• Students who understand the value of the experience itself and of listing their attendance at the program on their resume and college applications.