This program is 20 hours long and divided into several sessions. The program is held each winter at Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL or at the Edward-Plainfield Outpatient Center, Plainfield, IL. Students are provided a review of the basic and clinical medical sciences at the level of an advanced high school student. Students receive lectures followed by a hands on projects with a specific set of medical skills that correlate with the information learned at that session. At the last session, parents are invited to see their students in action, performing the procedures they learned during the program and hearing a review of the medical school admissions process. The program concludes with a graduation ceremony including the presentation of certificates. The program is not appropriate for high school freshmen or students interested in the allied health fields, like pharmacy. There is no fee to apply.
The class is best suited for high school juniors, however advanced sophomores and seniors are also considered. There is no minimum GPA requirement. High school freshman are not considered for the program. Acceptance into the program is competitive and depends on an evaluation of your application and a personal interview, just like a real medical school. The application contains an essay, teacher recommendation, a review of the student’s science and math classes and the student’s overall GPA. After completed applications are reviewed, qualified students will be granted a formal interview. A check for our program fee of $325 made payable to Dr. Rubin’s Mini Medical School is collected from all students at the interview. If a student is not accepted, the program fee check is destroyed. The program fee covers our expenses. All students who apply will receive an emailed response by the end of November each year. Students who do not send in a complete application will not be considered for the program. It is the student’s responsibly to ensure we receive a complete application. The class roster each year will be posted online on this website the first week of December. E-Mail Dr Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The application for this program is usually posted here online in August.