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Are you ready for the intensity of medical school and emergency medicine? Advanced Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, is an unprecedented opportunity to spend 10 days with the staff of the Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine, gaining invaluable hands-on experience in a real-world medical environment. From life-saving ER medical procedures, to disaster and wilderness medicine, to dissection of human cadavers, this is your chance to test your skills under pressure, guided by the faculty of Stanford University's School of Medicine, one of the most highly ranked universities in the world!

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About Advanced Emergency Medicine, in Collaboration with Stanford Medicine

Do you have what it takes to work in Emergency Medicine?

Advanced Emergency Medicine is a premiere, hands-on medical career program, offered in collaboration with Stanford Medicine. This action-packed experience will pump your adrenaline and feed your passion, as it challenges you to think on your feet during realistic life-and-death medical scenarios.

Immersed in the world of the Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine, you’ll have access to high-caliber facilities, labs, tools, and equipment, as well as the immense brain trust of the Stanford Medicine faculty. You’ll apply your acumen in advanced simulation labs that offer you the ultimate hands-on experience, including: 

  • Basic Life Support certification
  • Emergency wilderness medicine
  • Dissection of human cadavers

This unique, high-reward program is not for everyone. Are you ready to take the next step in your future and stand with the best of the best? Seize this opportunity to truly engage with medicine and discover the power of your potential.

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Learn from the Best 
During hands-on labs, workshops, rotations, and simulations, you’ll receive immersive instruction and coveted "pearls of wisdom" direct from Stanford University’s Department of Emergency Medicine staff.

Live the Dream 
Perform clinical skills like triage, diagnosis, suturing, splinting, patient stabilization, toxicology assessment, and infectious disease management. Master cutting-edge tools such as ultrasound and defibrillators.

Control Your Destiny 
In a multi-day, collaborative simulation you will prepare for medical school and beyond as you construct the ideal emergency medicine physician, acquire professional skills, and chart your future.

Program Highlights

Real World Medicine

A woman stumbles into the ER, bleeding from a stab wound. A patient displays symptoms of a deadly virus. A young hiker suffers from exposure and injury. Scrub up for our high-intensity medical simulations, where you’ll learn everything from patient exams and basic life support, to disaster and wilderness medicine.

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The Stanford Medicine Experience

Experience college life and the world of Stanford Medicine as you receive hands-on instruction from Stanford faculty. If your goal is to be the best, this is the company you want to keep. What an amazing head start on your education!

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Life and Death Skills

The quintessential rite of passage on the journey to become a physician is the Gross Anatomy Lab, featuring human cadavers. This is a medical experience you’ll never forget—and a true test of your passion and disposition. If you are squeamish, this lab is not designed for you!

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Career Planning

Try out your future now! Are you prepared for success in medical school? Is emergency medicine the right career path for you? Explore a broad range of options and acquire the skills, the BLS certification and the college credit that will help you compete in this highly competitive field.

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2018 Program Details

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Tuition

Tuition Tuition for Advanced Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, covers most of the expenses incurred during the program. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE

Scholarships

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

Fundraising

Fundraising Let us show you how other students use fundraising to cover some or all of their tuition costs. Make fundraising part of your personal success story. LEARN MORE



Payment Plan

Payment Plan You may pay in full today or choose to use one of our payment options.PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Advanced Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine FAQs

  • Is Advanced Emergency Medicine for me?

    If you are a high school student ready to build a path to success in college and a career in emergency medicine, this program is for you.

    To attend the 2018 summer session of Advanced Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, you must be in grades 10-12 during the 2017-2018 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 Advanced Emergency Medicine includes housing at Stanford University, onsite meals, supervisory personnel, program materials, all program activities, site visits, a Certificate of Completion, the Basic Life Support Certification, and local transportation during the program.

    However, your transportation between home and Palo Alto, CA is NOT included in tuition. While attending the program, you will only need money for offsite meals, 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 a professionally trained Envision team, including 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 20-to-1, with a classroom ratio of 25-to-1
    • 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 team members with two-way communication devices

    * There is a $70 nonrefundable roundtrip fee for shuttle service or a $35 fee for one-way shuttle service.





  • Where will I stay?

    Instruction and housing for the Advanced Emergency Medicine program is provided on the campus of Stanford University.

  • How many students share a room?

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

  • What is the code of conduct for this program?

    You are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. You also must abide by and uphold all program rules. We expect you to conduct yourself as a mature and responsible leader who represents your school and community.

  • 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 call our Office of Admissions for more information or to discuss your particular needs prior to enrolling in the program. We may be able to provide you with auxiliary aids and services to assist you.

  • Do I need to make my own transportation arrangements?

    Yes. Your tuition does not include transportation to and from Palo Alto, CA. We recommend that you make necessary flight arrangements only AFTER you receive confirmation that you are officially enrolled.

    Shuttle service between the program location and the San Francisco International Airport is available on the first and last days of the program for a fee of $35 each way or $70 round-trip. Envision team members will be stationed in the airport to assist arriving students. Details about arrival windows and the airport shuttle service will be included in your personal MyEnvisionExperience.com web page after you enroll.

  • 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 special dietary needs be met?

    We make every effort to meet the dietary needs of all our students, 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.