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Paging Future Doctors – Get Intensive, Hands-on Experience

Spend ten amazing days on the campus of the renowned Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD where you will explore a variety of specialized medical fields through the program’s exciting, hands-on interactive curriculum, small group activities, and true-to-life medical workshops such as testing your skills at performing a simulated fracture reduction. Join other high school students from around the country for this extraordinary opportunity to learn from and interact with subject matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience by assuming the role of a physician, and be empowered to fully realize the power of your potential.

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 take a guided visit to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland (UMD) Medical Center and experience UMD School of Medicine's Gross Anatomy Lab through hands-on guided examinations led by current medical students. You will also work with your peers to develop a public awareness and social media campaign around a current topic in public health that will provide you with firsthand experience in containing a public health threat.

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 that share your interests and can contribute to like-minded conversations about your futures in medicine, and who will be your future colleagues. You will also acquire valuable information about which skills and educational components you need to be successful as a health care provider from professional medical personnel.

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

2018 Dates & Tuition

Baltimore, MD The Johns Hopkins University June 17-26 | July 15-24 GMU College Credit
Cultural Extension
Baltimore, MD The Johns Hopkins University July 1-10 GMU College Credit
Cultural Extension
Tuition includes room & board, site visits & transportation during program, lectures, simulations, curriculum & materials, and faculty & staff.

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.

Program Highlights VIEW MORE

Apprentice Doctor Workshops
Practice key skills and learn the basics of wound care and surgical techniques in these fascinating workshops with the Apprentice Doctor group. LEARN MORE
Advanced Medicine Students Performing CPR
Interactive Site Visits
On your unique site visits to the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center, you’ll experience the medical school environment first-hand and interact with professional medical personnel who will coach you through proper techniques and effective strategies 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 & Health Care as keynote speakers and in small-group seminars. LEARN MORE
True-to-Life Simulations
Scrub up and enter a realistic operating room through our cutting-edge Virtual Reality technology, where you will perform a surgical procedure. LEARN MORE


Tuition Tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care covers most of the expenses incurred during the Forum. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE



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



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Payment Plan

Payment Plan

You may pay in full today or choose to use one of our payment options. 

Enrich Your Envision Experience

After completing the program, you have the opportunity to enhance your Envision experience by participating in the Cultural Extension in Washington, DC, where you will make new memories while exploring all that the nation’s capital has to offer. You may sign up for the Cultural Extension during the enrollment process.



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

    This summer advanced medicine 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 Care is your springboard to achieving tremendous success in college and in a future career in health care and medicine.

    To attend NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care, you must be in grades 9-11 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 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 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

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

  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2018 NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care program, all students are housed on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, MD.

  • 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 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.

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