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
Created by wilderness medicine expert Dr. Paul Auerbach and simulation expert Dr. Rebecca Smith-Coggins, professors in Stanford School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine, this realistic simulation will allow you to learn and practice potentially life-saving medical techniques, including positioning and extraction, wound care, control of bleeding, usage of splints and slings, and basic wilderness first aid. All of these skills will come into play as you plan your next hiking or camping expedition. In addition, students will also learn how to make important emergency care items out of common hiking materials in the improvisation station.
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.
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.