The Atlanta Summer 2024 Program for Aspiring Medical Professionals

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Embark on a Summer Adventure

Practical Medical & Surgical Skills Simulation Training for High School and Pre-Medical Students
(June 3 – 8, 2024)

Dive into the world of healthcare with our immersive 6-day program designed exclusively for high school and pre-med students aspiring to become medical professionals. Set in the vibrant city of Atlanta, GA, this unique summer break opportunity offers a deep dive into the medical field, providing a super-realistic simulation experience of what you can expect from a career in medicine.

Come and enjoy a week dedicated to your future career in medicine – learning and practicing a large variety of medical procedures using the accredited and acclaimed Apprentice Academy course material.

Picture yourself engaged in an array of medical and surgical simulations, each crafted to give you a real-world taste of the medical field. And you won’t be alone; Apprentice Doctor has joined forces with respected medical professionals and organizations to guide, mentor, and inspire you every step of the way.

Prepare to have fun, to be challenged, and to emerge transformed, ready to make your mark in the world of healthcare.

Join us for an unforgettable experience where your medical dreams will take shape!


Getting into Medical School is VERY Competitive!

“The days of getting into medical school with only top grades to offer are forever gone. Students need to load their resumé with a lot more. They must convince the selection committee that they are earnest about becoming a doctor by adding the extras that will distinguish them from the average applicant.” – Prof. Andrew Mason (Member of the selection committee of several medical schools over the years)


Some of the Reasons Why You Should Attend This Medical Program:
  • Dive Deep into the Medical World: Spend an unforgettable week fully immersed in the medical field, where your education leaps off the pages of textbooks into hands-on practice.
  • Master Clinical Skills: Elevate your medical toolkit with extensive training in both medical and surgical skills, positioning you ahead in your medical journey.
  • Network with Medical Experts: Engage in invaluable interactions with a diverse group of medical professionals, gaining insights, advice, and mentorship.
  • Stand Out with Accreditation: Enhance your resumé with an accredited Apprentice Doctor® Certificate, a testament to your dedication and skill set in the medical field.
  • Join a Community of Future Medical Leaders: Connect with fellow aspiring doctors, share ideas, and build a network of peers equally passionate about medicine.
  • Experience the Operating Room: Learn the critical protocol of scrubbing up for surgery, enriching your understanding and appreciation of surgical procedures.
  • Be Prepared for Emergencies: Acquire emergency medicine training to confidently address medical emergencies, a vital skill for any aspiring medical professional.
  • Make a Lasting Impression: Distinguish yourself in the eyes of pre-medical, nursing, PA program, and medical school selection committees with your proactive approach to medical education.
  • Lead and Inspire: Seize the opportunity to initiate an Apprentice Doctor® Chapter or Club at your school, demonstrating leadership while promoting medical knowledge and interest among your peers.

 

Some of the Practical Simulation Workshops:
  • Hands hygiene, don and doff gloves in a healthcare setting
  • How to scrub, gown and glove for surgery
  • How to draw blood and set up an IV line
  • Heart sounds, oximetry, and heart rate, ECG (using state of the art patient monitors)
  • Suturing: Learn how to suture wounds using the appropriate technique for the different kinds of wounds and tie surgical knots
  • Reduction and fixation of a fractured bone (actual simulation surgery is performed)
  • Stop and control bleeding in a simulated disaster zone
  • Basic life support, etc.
  • Obstetrics workshop – simulation resuscitation of a neonate, natural birth and C-section
  • And many others…

 

Here’s Some of What We’ll Be Covering…
  • Master Essential Healthcare Skills: Gain hands-on experience with 20 fundamental healthcare skills through engaging workshops, setting the foundation for your medical expertise.
  • Decode the Language of the Heart: Delve into the world of cardiology with a bodily sounds workshop, learning to distinguish between normal heartbeats and the nuances of heart murmurs.
  • Expert Wound Care and Suturing Techniques: Acquire the art of wound management and master suturing skills under the guidance of experienced surgeons.
  • Dive into Diagnostic Techniques: Unlock the secrets of pulse oximetry with your own medical Finger Pulse Oximeter and grasp the basics of Electrocardiography (ECG), essential tools in patient diagnosis.
  • Emergency Medicine Hands-On Session: Respond with confidence in emergency situations through practical training that simulates real-life medical emergencies.
  • Embrace the World of Surgical Preparation: Experience the rigor of surgical preparation in our “Scrubs Workshop,” learning about sterility, asepsis, and the proper techniques of scrubbing, gloving, and gowning.
  • Engage with Real Patient Case Studies: Deepen your understanding of medicine with real patient case studies, fostering critical thinking and diagnostic skills through in-depth discussions.
  • Strategic Life Planning Session: “Jump-start Your Life” with a session dedicated to strategic life planning, offering invaluable insights to navigate the demanding path of a medical career.
  • Unlock the Secrets of Medical Mastery: Discover how medical students effectively retain vast amounts of information and apply these techniques to your studies.
  • Build a Global Network: Connect with like-minded peers from around the world, forging friendships and professional connections that last a lifetime.
  • Enhance Your Medical School Prospects: Significantly boost your chances of acceptance into premedical courses and medical schools with the experience and knowledge gained.
  • Explore a Range of Medical Careers: Receive tailored guidance on the multitude of pathways in the medical and healthcare fields, helping you find your perfect fit.
  • Confirm Your Passion for Medicine: Our comprehensive program ensures you are well-informed and confident in your decision to pursue a career in medicine or healthcare.
  • Master Essential Healthcare Skills: Gain hands-on experience with 20 fundamental healthcare skills through engaging workshops, setting the foundation for your medical expertise.

 

And that’s just the tip of  the iceberg. Embark on this unparalleled journey with The Apprentice Doctor® Medical Course and lay a solid foundation for your future as a medical professional.

 


Schedule


Program Details:

 
Program Classification: Accredited, Medical and Surgical Skills, Day-Student Program (accommodation nearby).

Date: June 3 – 8, 2024.

Duration of Classes: Daily classes run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Location: Emory Continuing Education Facilities/Class Rooms.
(Emory Continuing Education, 2635 Century Pkwy NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30345)

Booking status: Open

Eligibility: All Aspiring Medical Professionals Grades 10 – 12, and Premed years 1 – 4.

Registrations close: May 1, 2024.

Program fee: $1750 – including all tuition, lectures and workshops, several medical kits, all medical items
and devices used for the various workshops, lunch and refreshments for the 6 days.

Early bird discount: Pay only $1550 if fee is settled by April 1, 2024

Recommended Accommodation: 8 minutes walk to venue with supervision: Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area
2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. We will facilitate group discount and room sharing on request.

Please Note:
– A maximum of 26 students to ensure maximizing mentoring while gaining medical and surgical skills in a collaborative learning program.
– Available spots always fill up fast! So book your place early for this life-changing, week-long medical immersion experience.
– Ideal for all students interested in (or considering) a career in medicine. Jump-start your medical career and build your resume at the same time.
– Attending this program is an excellent opportunity to build your resume while gaining worthwhile medical skills.


Meet your Apprentice Doctors Academy 2024 Program Team:

 

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Dr. Anton Scheepers

Program host

Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon

Director of the Apprentice Doctor Academy, Apprentice Doctor Simulation Kits, and Apprentice Doctor Workshops & Events

Buffalo, NY, USA

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Prof. Chishimba Nathan Mowa BVM, MVM, PhD

Director, Kettering College Pre-Health Summer Program

ASU, Boone, NC, USA

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Dr. Dexter Frederick MD

Pediatrics and Intern. Med. Board Certified Academic advisor; Director of the BEST Academy

Tampa, FL, USA

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Mrs. Donna Burton

Owner/CEO

ProVitals-Healthcare Education

Atlanta, GA, USA

 
 

At the end, you will receive an Apprentice Doctor® Certificate

You should include a copy in all medical school applications you submit. Then frame the original and hang it somewhere in your room. Medical professionals display their diplomas and certifications prominently as a testament to their achievements and to establish trust and credibility with patients.


100% of attendees at The Apprentice Doctor® Programs from 2010 all years up to the 2023 program, said they would recommend the camp to their friends!

 
“Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity presented in December for our daughter to attend the Apprentice Doctor medical program. We were slightly nervous knowing she is one of the youngest attendees at the onset, but the professional way the course was presented and the assistance offered by the facilitators was world-class.

We have never seen our daughter so excited & committed. She has not since the program completion stopped doing research on anything to do with the medical profession. Thank you for igniting this passion in her even more. PS: I can safely say that everyone in our family is in good health, as she has numerous times taken our blood pressure etc. as she wanted to practice what she was taught on everyone in the family. We drew the line at putting in stitches, though.

Forever grateful for the opportunity.” – Coetzer family

 


“Dear Dr. Anton and Team

When your heart bursts in your chest with pride and excitement, it really is hard to find words to thank you!!

This experience did not only confirm that Janine wants to pursue a career in medicine, but it is also now carved in stone!!

This SUPER program offered her knowledge, skills, and insights to her future, but it also developed a part of her which is priceless for any parent. Seeing the massive change in her after the weekend was just phenomenal!

For her, the realization of the capabilities and the passion she has was surely one of the highlights.

Thank you, to each person, who made this weekend a weekend Janine will never forget.  For teaching her and for allowing her to learn and discover who she is and will be as a doctor someday.

We are forever grateful to you and we will recommend the Apprentice Doctor Programs to each person crossing our roads, who has an interest in medicine.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Regards

Nelma and Gert”


Institutions We Work With

 


What do you need to do next?

 

  1. Fill out the application form below.
  2. Wait for a decision on the application. An email will be sent informing you within 1-2 business days.
  3. Once accepted, pay the fee to secure your place.

 
 

Register early to avoid disappointment! Only 26 Places in Total Available

 


Terms and Conditions:

  • The Apprentice Corporation may withdraw this offer if there are less than 16 students who have settled their fees at the set date.
  • Students need to arrange their own travel arrangement.
  •  If the program is oversubscribed – your application may be rejected – Apprentice Corporation’s judgement regarding the specific students accepted will be final.