Register: FACES Virtual Summer Medical Academy 2022

PHI’s FACES for the Future is now accepting applications for the FACES Summer Medical Academy, which gives high school students ages 15+ in-depth, hands-on opportunities to explore their interests in health, clinical skills, and the art of medicine.

Now accepting pplications for FACES Summer Medical Academy

PHI’s FACES for the Future is now accepting applications for their 2022 Virtual FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA), July 11-22, 2022.

Just like in previous years, 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.

Our 2022 program offers two separate sessions for two different experiences. Sign up for the first session to learn valuable skills and gain certifications that can be leveraged in an emergency medical situation and the second session to work with medical professionals to solve a mystery medical case and come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Register today to join on Zoom from the comfort of your home for a safe, fun, and transformative summer experience.

More information and registration

FSMA is an intensive summer experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health professions. 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, while familiarizing young people with critical concepts that promote an understanding of culturally responsive, compassionate and patient-centered health care practice.

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.
  • Willing to participate fully in a unique learning experience.

Please note that payment in full is due at the time of registration. You will be directed to PayPal upon submission of the completed registration form.

FACES students in class

Session 1: The Health Academy: Preparing to Manage Crisis as a Health Professional

Deadline to apply: Friday, July 1, 2022 11:59pm PST

When: July 11 - July 15, 2022
How: Hybrid programming
Where: In-person workshops held at CSU East Bay Oakland Conference Center; Virtual workshops held via Zoom

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.

FACES student with teacher in workshop

Session 2: Medical Mystery: Learning the Process of Diagnosis

Deadline to apply: Friday, July 8, 2022 11:59pm PST

When: July 18 - July 22, 2022
How: Virtual programming
Where: Zoom

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.

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