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PHI's FACES for the Future Hosts 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy

January 12, 2018


Apply today to the 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy

FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, two-week intensive summer experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training.

FSMA students are exposed to clinical skills training, gross anatomy and pathology workshops, clinical simulation scenarios, problem-based learning, and workshops in patient-centered care models. FSMA students are taught by physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. They also experience mentoring in small groups led by college and graduate students focused on careers in medicine and the health professions. The FSMA is open to any student regardless of background, geographic location or school. 

The brochure, student application, and academic recommendation are now available. You can apply through our online forms or print our paper applications. There is a processing fee of $35 for student applications. 

Please note: the deadline to apply has been extended to Friday April 20, 2018.

For questions or more information about the FACES Summer Medical Academy, please contact our Project Coordinator, Angela Thai at 510-290-9846 or angela.thai@phi.org.


Apply to be a 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy Student Advisor

Apply to be a 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy Student Advisor


We also have open positions for Student Advisors. These positions are open to all current college students who are interested in interning with the FSMA. We highly encourage FSMA alumni and FACES alumni to apply for this position.

Under the supervision of the Program Director and FACES staff, the FSMA Student Advisors will assist FSMA staff with the planning, coordination, and implementation of the daily operational activities of the FSMA program. This includes supervision and mentoring of the student participants, coordination of program workshops, co-facilitation and teaching of some workshops and program activities, and assistance with evaluation of the program. Additionally, the Student Advisor will participate in a training prior to the start of the summer program that will prepare them for the formal program. The program operations take place primarily onsite at Samuel Merritt University. Compensation in the form of a stipend is available.

This application is also due by 5PM PST, April 13th, 2018.

Learn more and apply.