**** Due to the pandemic, we have adapted our program to provide the same content but all lectures will be online.
All hands on experiences will be done in small pods of 8 students with 2 TA's to help the students. The program will
be 3.5 hours long at the Edward Elmhurst Plainfield Center building A on Sunday October 11. We will have 2 seasons
I am keeping the below description of our program pre pandemic in the hope that we will return to normal soon.
This program is designed to provide middle school students an opportunity to learn about the fields of medicine and surgery. Students currently in grades 5, 6, and 7 can apply. The program runs in one day from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM and again at 1:30 PM to 5 PM. The material covered is appropriate for middle school students and presented at a much slower pace. We provide a overview of cell biology, histology, physiology, gross human anatomy, pharmacology, microbiology, intro to patients, the physical exam and then we rotate and discuss the fields of clinical medicine including Medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, radiology, and Anesthesiology.
Students apply and are accepted on a first come first served basis. The application will be posted online and serves for information purposes only asking for demographics and course work completed. There is no essay, interview, teacher recommendation or interview required.
The program fee includes a program all medical supplies needed for the experiences, snacks, drinks and a program certificate. The program fee is $250 and should be made payable as a check or money order to Dr Rubin's Mini Medical School.