About National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine
Get Your Hands on Your Future in Medicine
National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine is your chance to step into the shoes (and scrubs) of a physician and gain transformational medical school and career knowledge. Discover the right path for your future through a fun and interactive curriculum that will allow you to test your personal and academic strengths in true-to-life simulations and hands-on clinical training, while you gain the confidence needed to give yourself a leg up in the future.
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 University 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.
Watch a Video of the Emergency Medicine Simulation
Please note: We are currently evaluating all aspects of NYLF Medicine and may make changes to the curriculum to ensure the program meets the most up-to-date health and safety standards.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2020-2021 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.