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. In addition, Dr. Rubin offers lectures on a numerous subjects for premeds ranging from interview skills to the changes in the new  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

B.S./B.A-M.D. Programs B.S./B.A-D.O. Programs B.S./B.A-D.P.M. Programs B.S./B.A-D.D.S. Programs

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

Ira S. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.

Interested in attending our summer program?  This 9 hour intense program is for students currently in 8th grade up to college sophomores.  This year the program will be held on June 22 and repeated June 23.

Summer Mini Medical School Experience


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.

The Class of 2019 graduated on March 17, 2019.  Applications for the Class of 2020 will be posted here the third week of August 2019.

If you are a member to the Class of 2019, refer to the virtual blackboard.

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 when Zach was a sophomore at Naperville Central High School.

Zachary attended the BA/MD Pre Professional Program at  Case Western Reserve University where he received a B.A. in Biology and his M.D. Dr. Zach then completed his residency in Pediatrics from the University Of Illinois Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He is now a fellow in allery/immunology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Mini Podiatric Medical School

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 casing fractured ankles.   

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What have students said about Dr. Rubin's Mini Medical School?

Dear Dr. Rubin.

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! I had a blast at Mini Med and I gained a lot of amazing knowledge on the field of medicine!

Lavina T. (High School Class of 2018)

Dear Dr. Rubin, 

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.  


Jaya P (MS1 At Harvard Med School)

Dear Dr. Rubin,

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.

               Neil S. ( MS1 at U Chicago MSTP Program).  

Dear Dr. Rubin,

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.

Aashi  P.  (HS Class of 2016)

Virtual Blackboard Apply Here