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Program Highlights

Engaging Seminars and Keynotes

Gain a holistic perspective of the medical profession and industry through informative speaking engagements at NYLF Medicine that will put you on the path to success and give you a leg up on your future. Hear from leading professionals in the field of medicine during keynote speaking sessions and panel discussions. You will learn from a variety of medical experts with diverse backgrounds, including surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, biomedical engineers, and epidemiologists, as they share their perspectives and provide insight into their professional experiences and career paths.

Past speakers have included:

  • Dr. Sheryl Heron, Chair of Emergency Medicine, the National Medical Association
  • Dr. Leon Haley, Director of Emergency Medicine, Grady Health Systems
  • Dr. Neil Shulman, the real “Doc Hollywood”
  • Dr. Susan Briggs, Chief of Trauma Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Amber Hoffman, Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
  • Dr. Hal Doerr, Director of Medical Simulation, NASA
  • Dr. Diana Farmer, Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, University of California at San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital
  • Dr. Alice Chen, Medical Director, General Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital
  • Dr. Craig Fischer, Transplant Specialist
  • Ross Szabo, Director of National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
  • Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., M.A.T., FACOFP, Vice President, Health Sciences and Medical Affairs, New York Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Danny O. Jacobs, Chair, Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Barbara Staggers, Director of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital & Research Center, Oakland Stamp Out Stigma Panelists
  • The Honorable Penelope S. Royall, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Pamela Peeke, Physician and Author of “Body for Life for Women”

Site Visits

Medical Schools

Students visit a medical school and learn directly from faculty at NYLF MedicineVisit a top medical school where you will tour the facility and explore the latest training tools and techniques. Gain greater insight into the daily challenges and opportunities medical practitioners face and explore possible career paths as you interact with students, faculty, and professionals in the fields of medicine and health care. 

Past medical school visits have included:

  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center – College of Medicine
  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • Hofstra University School of Medicine
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Simulation Center

A student trains with an NYLF Medicine advisor using the same medical equipment and facilities that graduate students and professionals doSee where medical students and professionals train during a visit to a local medical simulation center. Tour the facility, meet and interact with health care providers, explore new training tools and techniques in the field of medicine, observe proper patient care, and participate in hands-on activities where you can apply your clinical skills and knowledge. 

Past simulation center visits have included:

  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Simulation Center
  • Lifespan Simulation Center
  • MITIE (Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education)
  • Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • New York Medical College Clinical Skills Center
  • United Heart Training Center
  • University of California’s Center for Healthcare Simulation
  • George Washington University Emergency Medical Services
  • ProEMS
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • Emory Nursing Simulation Center
  • Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL), MedStar Health
  • Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Dome Observation Program

Students participate in a true-to-life simulation and learn real-world skills at NYLF Medicine

Interactive Curriculum

Gain real-world insight into the life of a medical practitioner during interactive, true-to-life simulations and clinical workshops. Together with your peers, you will take on various roles to better understand the challenges faced by medical professionals across a variety of fields and gain knowledge about various career options within the field of medicine.

Outdoor Medicine Simulation: When Care Is Hours Away

What would you do if your friend suffered a fall while rock climbing and emergency responders were hours away? This realistic simulation, designed in collaboration with wilderness medicine expert Dr. Paul Auerbach and simulation expert Dr. Rebecca Smith-Coggins, professors in Stanford University School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine, puts you in the position of first responder as you practice the clinical skills needed in a true-to-life emergency. You’ll experience an unexpected crisis that involves prolonged patient care, a severe environment, and improvised equipment as you learn and practice potentially life-saving medical techniques, including:

  • Positioning and extraction
  • Wound care
  • Bleeding control
  • Splint and sling usage
  • Basic wilderness first aid

Triage Simulation: When Disaster Strikes

Designed in collaboration with the faculty of Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, this true-to-life simulation will put you in the middle of a disaster crisis in which you will have to apply your medical knowledge in a high-pressure environment to triage patients with varied injury levels.

  • Role play disaster victims and disaster responders as you gain knowledge of the purpose and application of triage
  • Learn how to assess and sort victims based on the severity of their injuries
  • Understand the concepts of disaster response, including ‘MASS’ triage and ‘ID-ME,’ and see the challenges professionals face in the field of emergency medicine
  • Discuss the challenges of triage and ethical consideration alongside your peers and gain a greater understanding of the role and impact of ethics in medicine

Real-Life Medical Operation

Watch a real-life medical operation video, and have a physician talk you through the procedure and answer your questions in real time.

A student practices suturing during an NYLF Medicine clinical skills workshopClinical Skills Rotations

Get hands-on experience in clinical workshops focused on the tools and techniques practiced by medical professionals. You will learn how to effectively use forceps and scissors as you grasp the techniques of suturing, develop the skills to properly take blood pressure as you practice using blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes on your peers, and gain knowledge about the various tests that can be done with blood draws and practice venipuncture techniques on phlebotomy trainer equipment. You'll also have the opportunity to conduct a neurological exam, learn about the basic procedures associated with the neurological exam, and practice your newly acquired skills on your peers.