You have a future in the field of Medicine!.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all of our programs are currrently being offer as a blended class. All lectures are streamed to your home computer. Then students meet in small pods of 8-10 students with 2-3 Teaching Assistants in a large room. All of our staff and teaching assistants are fully immunized against COVID19.  The content and the experience has not changed.

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 2021

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, a blended version of the program is being offered that consist of 14 hours of online lectures followed by 2 sessions, 4 hours each in person
in small pods run by Teaching Assistants. 

The Class of 2022 applications process is complete.   
There is always a chance a student could drop out, so if you want to join us this winter, email Dr Rubin at

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 we explain a lot more about the fields of Medicine 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. We can only accommodate 40 students who will be divided into groups of 10 students per pod. Each student will receive 6 links for approximately 30 minute lectures to be viewed at home on your computer.  Then students will meet at the Edward - Plainfield Outpatient facility for 4 hours of in person  hands on experiences.   

Our next program will be the Summer of 2022.  

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 8-10 students who will rotate through 4 rooms, each with 4 Teaching Assistants. The groups will rotate 4 times, Certificates will be awarded after completion of the hands on experiences. 

Our next program will be summer of 2022.

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

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 explain a lot more about the fields of Medicine and offer students 14 hands on experiences.

 Our ability to offer this program depends on the spread of COVD and the pandemic. 
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)


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