Our mission:  


To provide innovative programs, hands on experiences and counseling to students and parents about the fields of medicine and surgery.   

Mini Medical School for College PreMeds

This program provides college premeds an overview of medical school. The program is 2- 4 hours long and is tailored to the needs of the sponsoring group. Dr. Rubin offers lectures on a numerous subjects for premeds ranging from interview skills to the MCAT.


Programs have been held at the following schools:

Benedictine University, Lisle IL

University of Illinois - Chicago, IL

University of Illinois - Champaign, IL

Washington University at St. Louis

Loyola University Chicago

Mini Podiatric Medical School

is an attending pediatrician at Naperville Pediatric Associates since 1988.  He received his B.A. in Biology from New York University, his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Chicago where he also completed his pediatric residency.  Dr. Rubin is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is on the active staff at Edward Hospital, Naperville IL.  Dr. Rubin started his Mini Medical School with his son, Zachary E. Rubin, M.D. , back in 2004.

To help further your interest in medicine, Dr. Rubin has compiled the following

lists of combined programs for your reference.  In addition he offers some advice.

Mini Medical School for High School Students

A 20 hour competitive program for junior, senior and advanced sophomore students This program is designed for students who are serious about pursuing a career in medicine. During the program students get a very fast paced overview of the basic science courses and clinical rotations of a typical medical student complemented with a series of hands on experiences typical of a second and third year med student. Application deadline was Oct 31.  The deadline for recommendations, counselors and parent consent forms has been extended to November 7.



Ira S. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. B.S./B.A-D.O. Programs B.S./B.A-D.P.M. Programs B.S./B.A-D.D.S. Programs Advice B.S./B.A-M.D. Programs

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After graduating from Naperville Central High School, Zachary continued his medical studies as a Pre - Professional Medical Scholar at Case Western Reserve University. After completing his 8 year B.A.-M.D. program, he started his pediatric residency at the University of Illinois Children’s Hospital.  Zachary is now in his senior year and is looking forward to an Allergy/ Immunology fellowship where he will continue his love of medicine and teaching.

Zachary, E. Rubin, M.D.

The field of Podiatry is not well known among pre-health professional students. To raise awareness of the field and to encourage students to consider a career in podiatry, Dr. Rubin ran a Mini Podiatric Medical School at Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Rubin’s oldest son Jason graduated from this school in 2012. This program is 4 hours long and includes 10 hands on experiences ranging from taking vital signs to casing fractured ankles. Our next program will be November 12, 2017 at AMITA Bolingbrook Medical Center, Bolingbrook IL.


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Mini Podiatry Application

Summer Mini Medical School Experience

This is an intense 8 hour non-competitive program designed for students who are just beginning to consider a career choice or have a limited amount of free time. Students entering high school to college juniors are permitted to attend this fast paced high intensity program. Students receive an overview of med school then rotate through 15 experiences.  The application for next summer will be posted here in March 2018.