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Explore a variety of specialized medical fields through this program’s exciting, hands-on interactive curriculum, small group activities, and true-to-life medical workshopssuch as testing your skills at performing a simulated fracture reduction. Spend 10 unforgettable days with other high school students from around the country at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD to learn from and interact with subject-matter experts, gain invaluable, firsthand experience by assuming the role of a physician, and be empowered to fully realize your true potential.

Interactive Medical Site Visits

Advanced Medical Program High School Students
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 get an insider's tour of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland (UMD) Medical Center and learn about its mission, patients, and programs. You'll also work with your peers to develop a public awareness and social media campaign around a current topic in public health, giving you firsthand experience in containing a public health threat, as well as participate in a first-responder simulation, upon completion of which you will receive a Stop the Bleed certification.

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

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


Students attending select high school and college programs are eligible to receive college credit(s) through George Mason University.

2023 Dates & Tuition

Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins University TBD Mason College Credit $4,245

Tuition includes room & board, site visits & transportation during the program, lectures, simulations, curriculum & materials, and faculty & staff.

Please note: We are currently evaluating all aspects of NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care and may make changes to the curriculum, site visits or program location to ensure the program meets the most up-to-date health and safety standards.

Program Highlights VIEW MORE

Students practice key surgical skills at NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care
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
NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care students performing CPR
Interactive Site Visits
On your unique site visit to the University of Maryland, you’ll experience the medical school environment and hear from professional medical personnel, who will provide you with specialized lectures on the proper techniques and effective strategies you need to be successful as a health care provider. LEARN MORE
A medical professional speaks during NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care
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
Student performs a surgical procedure using virtual reality (VR) at NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care
True-to-Life Simulations
Scrub up and enter a realistic operating room through our cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) 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



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. 

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2022-2023 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.


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

    This program is for you if you are a high school student interested in exploring 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 the medical field.

    To attend NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care, you must be at least 14 years old and in grades 9-11 during the 2021-2022 school year. Most of our students are either nominated by educators or selected through our academic partnerships; however, we do accept a limited number of students through our competitive application process. If you have not been nominated or selected but are interested in taking advantage of the life-changing opportunities that the program provides, we encourage you to submit an application today.

  • What is included in tuition?

    Your tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care includes housing, on-site meals, supervisory personnel, program materials, all program activities, site visits, a Stop the Bleed certification, 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 off-site 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 professionally trained staff, including advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel, and a program coordinator.

    For over 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 an $80 nonrefundable round-trip fee for shuttle service or a $40 fee for one-way shuttle service.

  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2022 NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care program, all students will be housed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

  • How many students share a room?

    Each room will house two 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 NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care. 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.

  • I am a student requiring specific accommodations. Can I still attend?

    Yes, we encourage you to enroll. Envision by WorldStrides believes in working with families to accommodate student needs and encourages the participation of students who feel prepared to meet the academic, social, physical, and emotional demands of the program environment. We may be able to provide appropriate auxiliary staff and services to assist students as needed if notified in advance. We encourage families, guardians, legal representatives, or educators to contact the Office of Admissions for more information and to discuss particular accommodations before applying for enrollment 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 are the pre-program assignments?

    The first step of your leadership journey includes assessing your strengths and opportunities for growth. To aid in this assessment, you must complete the PAIRIN scholar survey and the Feedback for Understanding Emerging Leaders (FUEL) assignment.

    Envision has partnered with PAIRIN to help students understand their strengths, develop soft skills, measure soft skill growth and explore different career paths. PAIRIN utilizes a simple process to create lasting impact: measure 102 soft skills through a survey, map the soft skills attributes to the relevant context (career readiness or a specific career path), and then develop soft skills through curriculum and coaching tips. Students should complete PAIRIN prior to arrival at the program and bring their Readiness Report with them.

    The FUEL assignment will be available on your personal web page after you enroll. It simply requires that you choose five mentorsteachers, coaches, youth group leaders, or other trusted adultsto 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. Vegan, kosher, and halal meals can be made available to you, provided your request is submitted prior to the start of the program. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.

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