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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:

  • Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, Professor and Chair of Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine
  • J. Nwando Olayiwola, Founder, Inspire Health Solutions, LLC
  • Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP, Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Student Affairs, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Steve Shama, MD, MPH, Principal, Joyworks Communications
  • Zirui Song, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • David Howes, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; Emergency Medicine Program Director Emeritus, University of Chicago
  • Tania Heller, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician and Consultant, Tania Heller Consulting, LLC
  • Debra Regier, Pediatric Genetics, Children’s National
  • David Huston, MD, Associate Dean and Director, Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology, Clinical Science and Translational Research Institute; Texas A&M COM
  • Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Reproductive Health for LA Public Health Department
  • Ross Szabo, Director of Youth Outreach, National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
  • Dr. James Giordano, PhD, MPhil, Chief of Neuroethics, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Dana Crawford, PhD, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Melina Kibbe, Colin G. Thomas Distinguished Professor & Chair, UNC Dept of Surgery
  • Brigit Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, Duke School of Nursing, Associate Professor, Program Director, Accelerated BSN Program, Project Director, Health Equity Academy
  • Peter Chen, Emergency Physician, David Grant Medical Center

Note: Listed are speakers’ titles at the time they addressed the 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'll 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 in the field.

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 by the late wilderness medicine expert Dr. Paul Auerbach and simulation expert Dr. Rebecca Smith-Coggins while professors in Stanford University School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine, puts you in the position of a 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 Rural Public Health, this true-to-life simulation will put you in the middle of a disaster crisis in which you'll 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 recorded, real-life medical operation, where a physician talks through the procedure and answers questions.

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. Learn how to effectively suture simulated wounds on a suture pad and properly take blood pressure using sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes. You'll also gain knowledge about the various tests that can be done with blood draws and practice venipuncture techniques on phlebotomy trainer equipment. Additionally, you'll 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.

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