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National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

Enrollment for Summer 2014 is now closed.
You may now enroll for summer 2015 sessions of the program below!

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Experience the National Youth Leadership Forum on Advanced Medicine

NYLF Advanced Medicine and Health Care Program VideoThe National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Advanced Medicine & Health Care provides an opportunity for outstanding high school students to experience a wide array of health care careers and develop the skills required to succeed in college and in the 21st century health care environment.

This summer, you will have the choice of residing on campus at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), Columbia University (New York City) or the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The challenging and rewarding program includes a real medical training facility for a simulated patient encounter. You will diagnose a patient and develop the optimal plan of care. You also participate in the forum’s six-phase epidemiology case study, which puts you at the center of managing a serious outbreak.

NYLF Advanced Medicine offers the rare opportunity to explore a broad range of educational pathways and accompanying careers in health care – a critical advantage when making decisions about college and careers!

Activities & Benefits

Are you ready to get a head start on a career in health care?

When you enroll in NYLF Advanced Medicine, you have the opportunity to:

  • Explore a variety of health care professions through interactive curriculum, lectures, small group activities and medical workshops.
  • Experience life in medical school and interact with medical students and college representatives.
  • Enhance your scholastic credentials as you prepare for the college application process, university life and, ultimately, a fulfilling career in health care.

By completing this program, you are also eligible for college credit from George Mason University.

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

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Past Forum Speakers
  • Dr. H. Carrie Chen, pediatrician, Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Fransico
  • Dr. Maurice Clifton, senior LCME advisor, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr. Hameed Khan, senior scientist, Division of Robotics, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Neva Krauss, standardized patient teaching specialist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Simulation Center.
  • Dr. David Muller, Dean of Medical Education, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Rear Admiral Nadine Simons, assistant surgeon general, U.S. Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Kimberly Topp, professor and chair, Anatomy Department, University of California, Dan Francisco
Medical camps for high school students
Explore the Study of Medicine
  • Examine potential careers in medicine to help you make informed choices.
  • Understand the academic, ethical, financial and personal commitment required to be a health care professional.
  • Practice college-level work, including hands-on workshops, multi-segment simulation exercises and interactive excursions in the field.
  • Gain important leadership skills – including critical thinking, communication and team management – that will strengthen your abilities in school, in college and in your career!
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Advanced Medicine Curriculum
  • Face the challenges of managing a complex patient encounter. This training technique, commonly used by the nation’s leading medical schools, tests your mettle as a doctor when you meet with a simulated patient presenting with an undiagnosed illness.
  • Practice your medical knowledge and analytical skills as you determine the root cause of a widespread illness in the Epidemiology case study.
  • Visit and tour a medical school and hear from the admissions department on how to best prepare for the application process.
  • Hear from trained medical personnel on the skills and education needed to be successful as a health care provider.

Summer 2014 Dates & Locations

Advanced Summer Medicine and Health Program for High School Students - Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University
  • Jun 22 - Jul 1 *
  • Jul 6 - Jul 15
  • Jul 19 - Jul 28
*Special Alumni Session
Advanced Summer Medicine and Health Program for High School Students - New York, NY
New York, NY
Columbia University
  • Jul 19 - Jul 26 *
*Optional University and Cultural Extension Available
Advanced Summer Medicine and Health Program for High School Students - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Jul 19 - Jul 28

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition

Tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine includes a full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures, simulations, a personalized Certificate of Completion, housing accommodations, on-campus meals, course materials and lab fees, transportation during the program, program faculty and supervisory staff.

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Scholarship

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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Fundraising

Many students use fundraising and sponsorships to cover some or all of their tuition costs. Envision has prepared a fundraising guide featuring suggestions and activities to help you raise funds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Program Eligibility & Nomination

Is the National Youth Leadership Forum on Advanced Medicine for me?

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

To attend NYLF Advanced Medicine, you must be in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 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 happens after I enroll?

After you enroll, you will receive an enrollment confirmation email. A personalized URL will be created for you – your MyEnvisionExperience.com page – where you can find important program updates, the Mandatory Travel Form, the Student Information Form, a travel checklist, pre-conference assignments and a press release you can use to notify local media about your participation in this prestigious program. You will receive notification in the mail and via email with details about how to access your MyEnvisionExperience.com page.

What happens if the program is full? Is there a wait list?

Should the program be full, we will let you know. You will be placed on a wait list and your payment will not be processed. If space becomes available, we will contact you and confirm your interest to attend before proceeding with enrollment.

What is the dress code for this program?

You should plan to pack both relaxed business attire and professional attire for the program. When relaxed business attire is called for, ladies must wear dresses, skirts (no mini-skirts, short shorts or leggings) or slacks (no denim or capris) with blouses or polo shirts; gentlemen must wear button-down, polo or collared shirts and slacks (no denim or cargo pants).

When professional attire is required, ladies must wear dresses, suits or skirts/slacks with a jacket and blouse; gentlemen must wear a suit or sport jacket with dress pants, dress shirt and tie.

There will be opportunities during the conference for you to wear casual attire, including jeans. Comfortable dress shoes are essential. You will be walking a great deal throughout the conference.

For more detailed information about the dress code for this program, visit your MyEnvisionExperience.com personal Web page, which will be available to you after you enroll.

What is the code of conduct for this program?

Attending NYLF Advanced Medicine is fun, but it is also an honor. Like all meaningful experiences, you only get out of it what you put in to your time spent at this exciting summer forum. You are expected to conduct yourself as a mature and responsible leader as you represent your school and community. You must abide by the Student Code of Conduct. You must also abide by and uphold all conference rules.

What is the University and Cultural Extension?

As part of your Advanced Medicine & Health Care experience in New York, you have the option of extending your time and learning more about the university admissions process while immersing yourself in the culture of the Big Apple.

Highlights of the New York University and Cultural Extension include a visit to the top of the Empire State Building for breathtaking views of the city, lunch in Times Square before attending a Broadway musical, several valuable workshops to guide you through the university experience in the United States, and a visit to the campus of New York University.

To extend your Advanced Medicine & Health Care experience in New York by an additional four days, you may choose the University and Cultural Extension when you enroll in the program this location.

What is the enrollment deadline date?

The deadline date is the date that enrollment closes for NYLF Advanced Medicine. It is important to note, however, that you enroll on a first-come, first-served basis. Since program space is limited, it is wise to enroll early for this popular summer program.

Organization & Affiliations

Who is Envision?

Envision Experience Envision is a leading experiential education organization dedicated to enabling students of all ages explore their interests and gain critical learning experiences beyond the classroom. Envision recently merged with LeadAmerica to provide a comprehensive offering of programs to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in the competitive 21st century. See About Envision for more detailed information about Envision, its history of successful educational programs, its leadership and its partners.

All Envision programs are designed to align with Common Core State Standards and other national standards for education. See what others are saying about their Envision program experiences.

How is Envision funded?

Envision is a tuition-based, self-supporting organization, with many students securing financial support from local business, civic, community and leadership organizations. Scholarship funds are also available for qualified nominees. Learn more about scholarships and fundraising opportunities.

Is Envision affiliated with a political party or the U.S. government?

No. Envision is a nonpartisan educational organization.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

What is included in tuition?

Your tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine includes a full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures and simulations, a personalized Certificate of Completion, housing accommodations, two meals per day, course materials and lab fees, transportation as needed for off-campus activities, program faculty and on-site staff for supervision.

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 off-campus meals, souvenirs, snacks and other incidentals.

How do I apply for a scholarship or financial assistance?

You can visit the Envision scholarships page for more information. We are proud to offer a limited number of scholarships to eligible students, opening the door to young leaders from a variety of backgrounds. You should also know that many students fundraise to pay for most or all of their tuition costs. See the fundraising page for more information.

What happens if there are no spaces available by the time I am able to accrue the full tuition amount by fundraising?

If you intend to fundraise to raise program tuition, we encourage you to enroll using our convenient payment plan. That way you will make sure you have safely secured your space in the program. It is always a good idea to contact our Office of Admissions once you begin your fundraising campaign



How will I be notified about my scholarship application?

You can expect to be notified by email. This usually happens about two weeks after the scholarship deadline date has passed. If you do not provide an operable email address, you will receive notification by mail approximately three weeks after the scholarship deadline date has passed. The scholarship deadline date can be found on the scholarships page.

Safety & Supervision

How will I be supervised?

Your safety and well-being during the National Youth Leadership Forum on Advanced Medicine is our highest priority. The program is structured to ensure that you reside in a safe, controlled environment.  You will be closely supervised by a program director and a professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel and operations personnel.

Other Envision safety measures include:

  • Greeting students at designated airports during the pre-determined flight window and providing transportation to the conference site.
  • Providing transportation from the conference site to the airport at the conclusion of the program.
  • Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 15-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 to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night.
  • Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices.

For more than 25 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing young scholars – like you – with a superb educational experiences and professional supervision.

Travel & Accommodations

Where will I stay?

For the summer 2014 Advanced Medicine & Health Care program, you will be housed on or near the campus where you enroll: Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, Columbia University in New York City and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

How many students share a room?

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

Can I request a roommate?

Roommate requests are not accepted. You will be randomly assigned a room prior to your arrival day. We believe that one of the important benefits of this program is the opportunity for you to network with others and get to know peers from different parts of the country.

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 the session dates you have selected are available and you are officially enrolled.

Who is Envision?

Envision staff will be at the designated airports to assist you with your arrival and departure. We will also ensure there is shuttle service for you to get you from designated airports to program sites one the first and last days of your program. The shuttle service fee is $35 each way or $70 round-trip. 

Note: More details about the designated airport, arrival windows and the airport shuttle service will be provided to you on your personal MyEnvisionExperience.com Web page after you enroll in the program.

What is the Tuition and Travel Protection Plan?

To protect and safeguard the investment that you and your parents make in travel and tuition costs, we strongly recommend that your parents take advantage of our Tuition and Travel Protection Plan. This plan is offered through Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. You may purchase this cancellation insurance when you enroll. You may also select this option when you complete the Mandatory Travel Form on your personalized MyEnvisionExperience.com page after enrollment. If your parents would like more specifics about the Tuition and Travel Protection Plan, please have them call the plan administrator, Nationwide, at (866) 282-3987.

Academic Preparation

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.

When is the deadline to submit my FUEL form? Is the assignment mandatory?

Please make sure you complete the assignment no later than one week prior to arrival. You will be able to see the results on the first day of the program. 
The FUEL assignment will be available on your child’s MyEnvisionExperience.com personal Web page after you enroll.

Other Questions

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.

What if I lose something or forget to bring a personal item home after the program?

All lost and found items are retained by the program staff for two weeks following the conference. Items of higher monetary value are retained for 30 days. After 30 days, all items remaining are discarded or donated. Contact the Office of Admissions for assistance.

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