Our Mission

Dr. Rubin's Mini  Medical School was created in 2005 to help high school students learn if they wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. Over the last several years, Dr Rubin expanded his reach to college students, middle school students  and plans to eventally provide exposure to elementary school students to all of the fields of healthcare.  By providing education, hands on experiences and counseling, he hopes to help you decide if a future in healtcare is the right career choice for you.

Our Programs

as of August 2022

Mini Medical School
for  High School Students

(10th, 11th and 12th graders)

A 22 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.  Due to the pandemic,  in 2020 through 2022, we offered a blended version of the program that consist of 14 hours of online lectures and 2 sessions 4 hours each of in person experiences that were held at the Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University.  In these sessions we  practice strict social distancing with 5 to 10 students in a large classroom. Now that we are emerging from the pandemic and social distancing is not longer needed, we are returning to our original format  where students will work in groups of 4 and mentored by a TA, rather than working by themselves.  This year we will meet for 1.5 - 1.75 hours for 6 sessions to perform over 20 specific experiences. We will meet starting in January and end in March. Students will continue to view all lectures online in the comfort of their home. We anticipate returning to in person lectures next year as long as COVID is under control. 

The Class of 2023 application cycle is now closed. If you missed the application  cycle and want to be put on our waiting list,  email Dr Rubin at DrRubin@MiniMedicalSchool.com

Enrolled students  should refer to the virtual blackboard for program details, handouts and instructions. The link for this page was emailed to all students the first week of January. Email Dr Rubin if you need him to resend the information.  All classes this year are being held at the
Edward Plainfield Campus Building A (ER entrance)
24600 W. 127th Street, Plainfield, IL 60585

Mini Medical School Experience
for MIddle School Students

(current 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders)

This program introduces healthcare to Middle School Students. It is similar to our Mini Medical School Summer Experience but designed at the level of middle school students. We concentrate on the fields of Medicine and Surgery and offer students 14 hands on experiences. Like our other programs, we are offering a blended program this year due to the pandemic.  Students can register online and are accepted on a first come first served basis. Space is limited to 20 students but we  will allow more if the COVID infection rate is low and students are vaccinated and masked. This summer we are continuing our hybrid format. A week prior to the program, each student will receive 6 links with approximately 30 minute lectures each to be viewed on your home computer.  Then students will meet at the Edward - Plainfield Outpatient facility for 4 hours of in person  hands on experiences.   

Our last program was Sunday July 10th. If the pandemic conditions permit, we anticipate running our next program either next fall or summer. 


Mini Medical School
Summer Experience

(9th grade high school through college)

This is a one day 8 hour program for any student interested in healthcare.  This program allows students to "experience" the fields of medicine and surgery.  The program is appropriate for any student in grades 9 though college junior.   Due to the current pandemic, the program has been modified into a blended program consisting of  4 hours of  asynchronous  online lecture , viewed at the student's  own pace.  Students will  then read our comprehensive handout explaining  each experience.  This will be followed by in person experiences in small groups of 4-5 students who will rotate through 18 experiences, each with 2-3 Teaching Assistants. The groups will rotate 18 times.  Students will receive a certificate of completion upon exiting the building.

Our last experience program was held on June 26, 2022. We anticipate holding our next program in June 2023. We will notify you when the application for that program is posted by clicking on the button below and signing up to be notified.  

Mini Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

(any student in high school or college)

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 created a Mini Podiatric Medical School at Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Rubin’s son Jason graduated from this school in May 2012. This program is 4 hours long and provides an overview of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery including 10 hands on experiences ranging from taking vital signs to castng fractured ankles.

Counseling Services

(Any student in high school or college)

 Dr. Rubin beleives  every student can obtain a successful career in healthcare but many students need guidance, counselling and help finding their path.  Dr Rubin has provided numerous services, like mock interviewing, essay feedback and school selection advice, to help students on their journey make the right choices to ensure success.  Dr. Rubin is avilible on a limited basis to help you indivivually and/or offer talks to your premed college group.  For help, email him at DrRubin@MiniMedicalSchool.com

Mini Medical School
for College Pre Meds

(College freshman through senior)

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. In addition,

Dr. Rubin also offers lectures on a numerous subjects for premeds ranging from interview skills including the CAsper and the med school application process..

Mini Medical School for
MIddle School Students

(Any Middle School Student in 6, 7 or 8th Grades)

This program introduces healthcare to Middle School Students. It is similar to our Mini Medical School Summer Experience but we lecture a lot more about the fields of Medicine and offer the program over 5 sessions 2 hours per session.  Due to the pandemic, this program is on hold but it will return once we feel it is safe to offer.

We hope to return offering this program in the fall of 2022. Please check back then. Alternatively, click the "interested" link below, complete the form and we will email you when the application is posted. 
If interested click here


My experience with mini med was amazing and I really enjoyed all of it. It was such a unique opportunity to experience what I want to do for the rest of my life. 
(HS Class of 2016) 

Thank you for speaking with me over the phone yesterday to help me prepare for my MD/PhD interviews. Your advice and the practice interview questions helped me a lot in my preparation. Thank you again for all of your help! I deeply appreciate your support over the last 10 years. 
( MS1 at U Chicago MSTP Program). 

Words cannot express how greatly I appreciate the support, kindness, and love that both you as well as Mrs. Rubin have graciously extended to me over the years. I would be honored if I could express my appreciation to both of you in person.
 (MS1 At Harvard Med School)

(COMMENT on Hybrid Program)

Thank you for the email and all your hard work for us in the program this year. Mini Medical School has really opened my eyes up to the various and versatile fields in medicine.

I just finished my last Mini med video (12th) and all my questions about the college-medical school process have been answered throughly.

(COMMENT on Hybrid Program)

My daughter found the Mini Med program and the real life experience you offered very helpful. She had a keen interest in pursuing Medicine as her field of study in college and attending this program has reinforced this interest.

Thank you once again for taking the time to provide students an in-depth look into the Medical profession.
Best Regards,
(Mother of Student)

(COMMENT on Hybrid Program)

I wanted to thank you for providing me the opportunity to be involved in Mini-Med for the last couple of years. I had a great experience and I really appreciate all of the work that you put in to provide the best experience for the students.

Wishing you the best for the future!

Yash - a current M.D.-Ph.D student  at Drexel University.


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