Summer 2018 Program
Dates will be announced in January 2018
Samuel Merritt University, Oakland
Founded in 2005, the FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, intensive summer day experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training. Furthermore, young people are introduced to critical concepts that promote an understanding of culturally responsive and compassionate health care practice.
During the two-week academy, FSMA students are exposed to clinical skills training, gross anatomy and pathology workshops, clinical simulation scenarios, problem-based learning, and workshops in patient centered care models. FSMA students are taught by physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. They also experience mentoring in small groups led by college and graduate students focused on careers in medicine and the health professions.
The FSMA is open to any student regardless of background, geographic location or school.
The FSMA seeks applicants who are:
- Motivated, responsible, high-achieving students.
- 15 years or older.
- Genuinely interested in learning about a career in health care.
- Willing to participate fully in a unique learning experience.
How to Apply:
We accept approximately 30 students for the summer program. Students must complete a program application (on-line or printed copy) and submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher.
Tuition for the 2017 program was $2,100.00 and covers all expenses including lunch, transportation for field trips, course materials, and graduation. We regret that the FSMA does not offer lodging or financial assistance to students at this time.
For questions or more information about the FACES Summer Medical Academy, please contact our Project Coordinator, Angela Thai at 510-290-9846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online applications are not currently open. Applications will be available once program dates are announced (January 2018).
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