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NYLF Medicine
Envision a Hands-on-Heart Experience

Spend nine amazing days on the campus location of your choice that will put you on the path to a career in medicine and health care. Join other high school students from around the country for this extraordinary opportunity to learn from and interact with subject matter experts while gaining invaluable hands-on experience.

About National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Get Your Hands On Your Future in Medicine 

National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine is your chance to gain real-world medical career experience and explore professional opportunities in the expanding fields of medicine and health care.

An interactive curriculum will allow you to use your personal and academic strengths and skills in direct, hands-on medical and health care activities and true-to-life medical simulations created by top medical training professionals.

Outdoor Medicine Simulation: When Care is Hours Away

Stanford University School of Medicine's Drs. Paul Auerbach and Henry Curtis, Department of Emergency Medicine, have collaborated with Envision to design this exciting simulation that puts you in the position of first responder as you practice the clinical skills needed in a true-to-life emergency.

Triage Simulation: When Disaster Strikes

In this simulation, designed in collaboration with Mary desVignes-Kendrick, M.D., M.P.H., Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, and her team, you will respond to a disaster as a medical professional, assess and sort victims based on the severity of their injuries, and practice applying your medical knowledge in high-pressure environments.

Get Hands On

Visit a state-of-the-art medical simulation center where you will train like a professional and get hands-on experience in a variety of medical procedures and technologies with guidance from experts.

Immerse yourself in the life of a medical student as you engage in experiences like learning to suture a wound, taking a patient’s blood pressure, treating a lifelike mannequin, and observing the latest in medical technology.

See a total knee replacement surgery via video and have a surgeon talk you through the procedure and answer your questions in real time.

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Small Group Seminars

Some of the most well-regarded and prominent leaders, educators, and physicians in the medical community provide support to and directly participate in NYLF Medicine in keynote sessions and small-group seminars on subjects like “Life as a Resident” and “What’s Your Specialty?

Medical School Site Visit

Meet graduate students who will provide important insight into how to successfully navigate the medical school application process, and tell you what you can expect throughout a typical first year in medical school.

Medical Simulation Center Visit

At state-of-the-art medical simulation centers, you’ll train like a professional and get real experience in a variety of medical procedures and technologies with guidance from experts.

Interactive Curriculum

The NYLF Medicine curriculum will allow you to use your personal and academic strengths and skills in direct, hands-on medical and health care activities and true-to-life medical simulations created by top medical training professionals.


2017 Locations & Dates

Atlanta, GA Emory University June 18-26 | July 1-9 GMU College Credit
Boston, MA Babson College July 8-16 | July 22-30 GMU College Credit
Chicago, IL University of Chicago June 18-26 GMU College Credit
Houston, TX University of Houston June 25-July 3 GMU College Credit
Los Angeles, CA University of California, Los Angeles June 25-July 3 | July 9-17 | July 22-30 GMU College Credit
New York, NY St. John's University June 18-26 | July 24-August 1 GMU College Credit
Raleigh-Durham, NC UNC at Chapel Hill July 10-18 | July 22-30 GMU College Credit
San Francisco, CA University of California, Berkeley July 10-18 | July 22-30 GMU College Credit
Washington, DC University of Maryland June 18-26 | July 1-9 GMU College Credit



Tuition for NYLF Medicine 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

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Payment Plan

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

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To further enhance and expand the NYLF Medicine experience, Envision is proud to incorporate select high-quality content and curriculum from Discovery Education, our educational content partner, into our already immersive program experience.

Discovery Education shares Envision’s goal to excite, engage, and empower next generation technology leaders as they set out on their paths to become the doctors, health care professionals, scientists, and influencers of tomorrow.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications, the number one nonfiction media company in the world.


  • Is the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine program for me?

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

    To attend NYLF Medicine, you must be in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 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 Medicine 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 2017 NYLF Medicine program, all students are housed in hotels or on college campuses. Click here to view all program dates and locations.

  • 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.

  • What is the code of conduct for this program?

    Attending NYLF 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.

  • 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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