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Apply Today to the 2019 FACES Summer Medical Academy

January 22, 2019

FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, intensive summer day 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.

During the two-week academy, 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.

This year's FSMA is scheduled for July 15-26, 2019 at Samuel Merritt University. The brochure and student application are available on our website. You can apply and pay online or print out our paper application.

We also have open positions for Student Advisors. We highly encourage FSMA alumni to apply for this position. Read more and apply here.

Both applications are due by 5PM PST Friday, April 12th, 2019.


PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition delivers the highly successful FACES program model to communities seeking to prepare high school students for entry into the health professions by developing their own pipeline programs. FACES incorporates best practices in adolescent medicine, innovative pedagogy, and community engagement. Taken together, the model addresses the diverse needs of young people interested in health care careers and prepares students to meet the challenges of impending health workforce shortages and worsening health disparities. Learn more about their work.