FSMA gives high school students ages 15+ in-depth, hands-on opportunities to explore their interests in health, clinical skills, and the art of medicine. Whether you’re set on a medical career, or still exploring your options, the FSMA program will expose you to new ideas, mentors, and other teens who have similar interests. If spending the summer learning how to save lives, respond to crisis situations, explore potential diagnosis and treatment plans for a patient, and meeting professionals in the field sound exciting to you, we highly recommend the FSMA program.
This year our curriculum includes earning professional certifications to respond to crisis situations and a week-long Medical Mystery in learning the process of how to diagnosis a patient. Our trainers and presenters are from diverse health professions.
FSMA welcomes students who are:
- Motivated and responsible.
- 15 years or older by the start of the program.
- Genuinely interested in learning about a career in healthcare.
- Excited to participate fully in a unique learning experience.
Our 2022 program offers two separate sessions for two different experiences. Students can sign up for either session or both. Registration is currently closed. Check back for next year!
Session 1: July 11-15, 2022
The Health Academy: Preparing to Manage Crisis as a Health Professional
In this one week hybrid experience (both in-person and online learning) students will practice valuable skills that can be leveraged in an emergency situation. All students will be professionally certified in Mental Health First Aid (to identify signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and respond to crises such as panic attack and thoughts of suicide), Basic Life Support/CPR (to intervene during a medical emergency), Stop the Bleed (for use in trauma and accident) and Narcan training (for opioid overdose intervention). Not only will these professional certifications make students more competitive when applying to college, certification or employment – but students will be trained as youth leaders ready to support their community in a time of crisis. The skills developed during this week will last a lifetime – and may even be used to save a life!
Session 2: July 18-22, 2022
Medical Mystery: Learning the Process of Diagnosis
In this week-long virtual experience, you’ll work in small teams to solve the medical case of a 22-year-old woman with undiagnosed health issues. You’ll learn about the process of differential diagnosis as details of the patient’s symptoms and life are revealed. Along the way, you’ll consult with real health professionals, receive mentorship from FACES staff, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your patient. Through this interactive experience, students will learn about the intersection between clinical health care, public health, mental health and how to incorporate cultural humility into practice.
Session 1 – $1500
Session 2 – $1000
Session 1&2 – $2200
I would recommend FACES Summer Medical Academy to a friend because…
“You get to experience a glimpse into real healthcare work and the people you interact with (students, group leaders, guest speakers) are all very knowledgeable and passionate about medicine.” -FSMA Student, Block 1, 2, and 3
“You get to interact with patients, specialists, and more as you will gain critical skills you need in the medical field. Also if you do not know what you specifically want to do in the medical field you get to learn about a variety of careers.” -FSMA Student, Block 2
“You can really expose yourself to how things are done in the medical field while meeting active health professionals. You can ask questions and explore different fields you might be interested in.” -FSMA Student, Blocks 2 and 3
Highlights from the 2021 Virtual FSMA, click HERE
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