NYLF Advanced Medicine

Intensive Experience – For Future Doctors Only

Grade: 9–12
Duration: 10 days

  • Baltimore, MD – The Johns Hopkins University
  • Chicago, IL – The University of Chicago

About National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

Focused Experiences for Tomorrow’s Professionals

At this challenging and rewarding program for high school students who are seriously considering a career in medicine, you will visit a respected medical training facility and take part in a simulated patient encounter, diagnosing a patient and developing an optimal plan of care. You will also work with your peers to develop a public awareness and social media campaign around a current topic in public health.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care will expose you to a broad range of educational pathways and accompanying careers in health care—providing you with a critical advantage as you make important decisions about your future in college, medical school, and beyond!

This is also a great chance for you to network with other talented students who will be your future colleagues, and to acquire valuable information about how to succeed in the highly competitive health and medical fields.

By completing NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care, you are eligible for college credit from George Mason University.

Get Hands On

Become “doctor for a day” and face the complex challenge of diagnosing and administering care to a patient.
Practice your medical knowledge and analytical skills as you determine the root cause of a widespread illness in the Epidemiology Case Study.

Go behind the scenes at medical institutions and find your calling while interacting with university faculty and professionals in various medical disciplines.

Program Highlights VIEW MORE

Medical Site Exploration
Find your passion and gain a realistic perspective on the medical profession through a unique visit to a medical institution. Learn More
Medical School Experience
On your unique site visit to a prominent medical school, you’ll interact with professional medical personnel who will demonstrate the skills and education you need to be successful as a health care provider. Learn More
Speaking Events
Some of the most well-regarded and prominent leaders, educators, and physicians in the medical community support and directly participate in NYLF Advanced Medicine as keynote speakers and in small-group seminars. Learn More
Real Life Simulations
Step into the role of the physician and experience the same type of training that medical professionals receive as you diagnose a simulated patient. Learn More

2016 Program Details

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Baltimore, MD The Johns Hopkins University* June 18-27 | July 2-11 | July 16-25 | July 30-Aug. 8* GMU College Credit
Chicago, IL The University of Chicago June 19-28 GMU College Credit

*Students enrolled in this session will be housed in a nearby hotel for the last three nights of the program.

Notice: Envision has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Envision and any programs operated by Envision are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Envision is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.

Tuition & Fundraising


Tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care includes:

  • A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures, and simulations
  • A personalized Certificate of Completion
  • Housing accommodations
  • All on-campus meals
  • Course materials
  • Transportation as needed for site visits
  • Program faculty and supervisory staff

NOTE: Transportation to and from the program location is NOT included in tuition.

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2016 Program Scholarships

Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic merit, leadership achievements and other factors.

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Let us show you how other students use fundraising to cover some or all of their tuition costs. Make fundraising part of your NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care personal success story.

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Payment Options

You may pay in full today or opt to enroll in our convenient payment plan.

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"I really enjoyed the visit to the trauma center. It solidified my decision to follow a pre-med track in college and allowed me to see the atmosphere and activities I would participate in if I were to become involved with trauma." 

- Lydia W.

"I enjoyed the simulation patient interview because It provided a realistic experience as to what physicians can expect. It also provided me with keen insight as to various skill sets I can improve in work on in order to better myself as a physician." 

- Morgan K.

"My favorite part of the program was visiting the University of Maryland Medical School and learning about the medical school then visiting the anatomy lab in the medical lab. I also enjoyed meeting other students who were like minded and equally as passionate." 

- Sabrina K.


  • Is the National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care program for me?

    This summer business program is for you if you are a high school student interested in exploring all of the various career options available to you in medicine and health care. NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Careis your springboard to achieving tremendous success in college and in a future career in health care medicine.

    To attend NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care, you must be in grades 9-12 during the 2015-2016 school year. Many of our students are nominated by educators, leaders from youth organizations and participating institutions, but open enrollments are welcome from qualified high school students who want to make the most of this opportunity.

  • What is included in tuition?

    Your tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care includes housing, breakfasts and dinners, supervisory personnel, program materials, all program activities, site visits, a Certificate of Completion and local transportation during the program.

    However, your transportation to and from home and the program location is NOT included in tuition. While attending the program, you will only need money for lunch, souvenirs, snacks and other incidentals.

  • How will I be supervised?

    Your safety and well-being during the program is our highest priority. The program is structured so that you will reside in a safe, controlled environment. You will be closely supervised by professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel and a program coordinator.

    For nearly 30 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision. Other Envision safety measures include:

    • Greeting students at the designated airport upon their arrival and providing shuttle service directly to the program site, as well as providing shuttle service back to the airport on departure day.
    • Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 17-to-1.
    • Providing single-sex rooms and single-sex floors.
    • Requiring all students to attend all activities.
    • Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms.
    • Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night.
    Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices.
  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2016 NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care program, all students are housed in campuses of the University of Chicago, in Chicago, IL and the Johns Hopkins University* in Baltimore, MD.

    *Students in the July 30th session at Johns Hopkins University will be housed in a nearby hotel for the final three nights of the program.

  • How many students share a room?

    Each room will house two to three students. You will have your own bed.

  • Can my parents attend the program?
    No. Your parents or guardians are not allowed to accompany you during the program. Gaining independence, including experiencing new things on your own, is an essential part of your growth during the program. However, it is perfectly fine for your family to travel with you to the program location and stay in the area while you are attending the program.
  • Can I attend if I am a student with special needs?

    Yes. If you are a student with special needs or with disabilities, we encourage you to enroll. We may be able to provide you with auxiliary aids and services to assist you. Please call our Office of Admissions for more information or to discuss your particular needs prior to enrolling in the program.

  • Do I need to make my own flight arrangements?

    Yes. Your tuition does not include transportation to and from your home and the program location. We recommend that you make necessary flight arrangements only AFTER you receive confirmation that you are officially enrolled.

  • What is the pre-conference assignment, FUEL?

    The first step of your leadership journey includes assessing your strengths and opportunities for growth. To aid in this assessment, you must complete a brief pre-program assignment entitled Feedback for Understanding Emerging Leaders (FUEL).

    The FUEL assignment will be available on your personal MyEnvisionExperience.com web page after you enroll. It simply requires that you choose five mentors – teachers, coaches, youth group leaders or other trusted adults – to complete a short survey about your leadership strengths. You also will complete a short self-assessment as part of the FUEL assignment.

  • Can special dietary needs be met?

    Vegetarian options are always available. Kosher and Halal meals can be made available to you, provided the request is submitted prior to the start of the conference. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.

Have more questions? Check out the Envision FAQs.