Medicine: An Inside Look At Treating Patients

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


For students ages 13 and up



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 teams collaborate in testing, exams, interpreting data, and administering treatment.

Take a Medical Journey With a Kidney Transplant Patient.

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

Delve Into Peripheral Vascular Disease.

See how a diabetes patient is diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease. Meet an endocrinologist in charge of patient care, plus other health professionals on the team.

Take a Journey With a Cancer Patient.

Review a common medical approach for a patient diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer. Learn the process of this diagnosis, and the positive and negative effects of radiation therapy.

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.

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 congestive heart failure or thyroid cancer.
  • Include at least five healthcare providers, including both physicians and non-physician medical professionals.
  • For each healthcare provider, describe the specific role this individual will play in the patient's care and why this person is critical to the care of your patient.
  • Identify elements of patient care that occur in or outside a hospital, such as diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.


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 30 - July 14

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1,795.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 23, 2024

Type: Enrichment

July 7 - August 4

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $1,795.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Type: Enrichment

July 7 - July 14

Length: 1 week

Cost: $1,795.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Type: Enrichment

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.

Meet Your Mentors

Ursula | Georgetown University Pre-College Online Medicine Course Mentor


Undergraduate student at Georgetown University majoring in Biology of Global Health. Ursula is pursuing a premedical track and is interested in the connections between the environment and human health.

Kayla | Georgetown University Pre-College Online Medicine Course Mentor


Georgetown University alum with a B.S. in Biology of Global Health and minor in Statistics. Kayla served as Vice President for the Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (GUMAPS) and dedicated time to the Georgetown's Center for Social Justice to fight the school to prison pipeline. Kayla is currently working for the CDC as a research assistant.

Yaxeni | Georgetown University Pre-College Online Medicine Course Mentor


Georgetown University alum with a B.S. in Global Health and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Yaxeni is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree with the goal of ensuring minority and vulnerable populations have access to optimal health services.

Amber | Georgetown University Pre-College Online Medicine Course Mentor


Holds a B.S. degree in both Kinesiology and Sociology. Amber was previously a Teaching Assistant in a Microbes in a Human Disease and Human Physiology class.

Eklam | Georgetown Online Pre-College Medicine Course Mentor


Georgetown University alum with B.S. in Biology of Global Health. Completed pre-med prerequisites and passionate about healthcare equity and access.

Sarafina | Georgetown Medicine Course Mentor


Holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has over a decade of nursing experience.

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