Start Your Journey in Medicine Here

Do you dream of a future in medicine? Are you interested in treating patients and improving their lives? In this course, you’ll get an inside look at the patient journey, understand the various roles of a healthcare team, and explore treatment plans for three cases: a kidney transplant, vascular disease, and cancer. Hear from physician specialists in each discipline, as well as from team members who collaborate on treatment. Learn the differences between complementary and integrative medicine techniques, and finally design a healthcare team for a patient scenario. If you’re thinking of going pre-med, this course is for you.

Program Dates

Choose the course length that works for you: 1-week intensives, 2-week sessions, and 4-week sessions

Eligibility

For students ages 13 and up

Fees

$1495

Explore the Exciting World of Medicine

Understand the Roles of Healthcare Team Members.

Get an overview of the roles and educational paths required to work in patient care. Discover how team members collaborate in testing, physical exams, interpreting data, and administering treatment plans.

Take a Medical Journey With a Kidney Transplant Patient.

Learn the basic functions of the kidneys and cardiovascular system. Discover the roles of specialists and the link between cardiovascular disease and kidney failure. Follow the post-op journey, and meet the team members that oversee care.

Delve Into Peripheral Vascular Disease.

See how a diabetes patient is diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease. Recognize the common links and symptoms between the two conditions. Meet an endocrinologist in charge of patient care and some of the health professionals on the patient care team.

Take a Journey With a Cancer Patient.

Review a common medical approach for a patient diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer. Learn the disease process of this diagnosis, and the positive and negative effects of radiation therapy. Finally, meet the medical team members assigned to the case.

Learn How Innovation Is Impacting Medicine.

Study the science behind complementary and integrative medicine techniques. Delve into new areas of medicine, such as genetic testing.

Explore College Majors and Future Careers in Medicine.

Topics in this course offer a solid background related to a future in medicine, with a focus on the multidisciplinary team approach. You will gain insights into the various roles and see which is a fit for you.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand how patient-facing, multidisciplinary teams serve patients.
  • Know the roles, responsibilities, and requirements for jobs on specialty teams.
  • Understand the science behind treatment plans for conditions such as kidney transplant, vascular disease, and cancer.
  • Know the applications and benefits of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM).
  • Complete a Final Capstone Project to demonstrate what you’ve learned.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from Georgetown University.

Student completing Georgetown's medicine course

Three Learning Advantages Designed for You

Final Capstone Project

All online courses culminate in a Final Capstone Project that allows you to:

  • Design the ideal healthcare team for either a kidney transplant, vascular disease, or cancer. 
  • Include at least three medical professionals in addition to the doctors.
  • Identify elements of patient care that occur in or outside a hospital, such as diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.
  • Describe how each professional would interact with the patient and why you feel this professional is critical to the best outcome.

Mentoring

You’ll receive guidance from a mentor who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments.
  • Inspiration, motivation and confidence to help you succeed.
  • Brainstorming and ideation help as you prepare for your Final Capstone Project.

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online learning that works with your schedule.
  • Flexible format: you’ll learn through video lectures. Tune in anytime that works for you.
  • 20 to 30 hours of total instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support from mentors.

Apply Now for the Next Available Course

June 11 - June 25

Medicine: An Inside Look at Treating Patients

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 4, 2023

June 18 - June 25

Medicine: An Inside Look at Treating Patients

Length: 1 week

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 11, 2023

June 18 - July 2

Medicine: An Inside Look at Treating Patients

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 11, 2023

All course options have the same educational content, learning materials, and number of assignments. We are offering a condensed version of the course in order to accommodate students’ individual schedules.

Course Designed by Georgetown University Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Evangelista | Medicine Course Instructor | Georgetown University

Dr. Rebecca Evangelista, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery and General Surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH)

Dr. Evangelista designed and leads both the surgery and medicine pre-college courses. She was the Director for Undergraduate Surgical Education for over 10 years and now focuses on educational leadership in the professional development of faculty and residents. She has been a general surgeon at MGUH since January 2006. Dr. Evangelista completed medical school at Upstate Medical University, a general surgery residency at George Washington University Hospital, and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Virginia.

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application asks you to provide the following:

  • Basic contact information for you and your parent or guardian.
  • Why you wish to take this course, and a bit of your story, through writing, video, photos—any media you prefer.

Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes to answer the questions.

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Scholarships

We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

The University reserves the right to modify the course as may become necessary.