S2M2: Science, Service, Medicine & Mentoring
Program Information and Application for Summer 2018 Session (7/30/18-8/3/18)
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S2M2: Frederick County (2016 Inaugural Class)
Program Vision
To cultivate the next generation of top quality, culturally competent, academic physicians and scientists.
Mission Statement
•To encourage, nurture, and enhance the commitment to science and medicine in a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment for groups of high school students from diverse backgrounds

•To develop leadership, teaching, and mentoring skills among accepted and prospective medical students

•To provide long term mentoring and learning opportunities to students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, science, and service, particularly in the context of military medicine

Background & History
The Science, Service, Medicine & Mentoring (S2M2) program was implemented in 2004 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland as a response to a disproportionately low proportion of underrepresented minority (URM) students entering the physician work force. S2M2 was developed to assist students already interested in science and medicine to achieve their goals of becoming health care professionals.

Since 2004, S2M2 has affiliated with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) to conduct the program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, the MESA programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California, the Navy Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, and the Joint Reserve Base in New Orleans, LA. This cohort of the program, in Frederick County, was established in 2016.

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Program Overview
S2M2 is an intensive five-day biomedical program, starting at 0800 and ending at 1700 each day. The program will be held in Frederick County on Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd.

S2M2 affords students the opportunity to immerse themselves within the field of medicine throughout the program's duration. Participants learn about the challenging and changing face of healthcare; engage with health and science professionals during specialized guest lectures from experts in the field; participate in medical simulation-based activities; learn numerous hands-on medical (including surgical) skills in lab; gain insight into the college process and premed course of study; complete a medical research project and poster; and experience as much of the medical field as possible in five days' time.

The week culminates in a community health fair event and competition, in which students present their research findings for members of the community, as well as a panel of judges. This concludes the curriculum of the accelerated five-day summer session.

However, opportunities for participation in numerous health- and service-based events and projects are available recurrently throughout the year, along with on-call academic and career advising, as well as tutoring, via S2M2's network of mentors.

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Applicants for the S2M2 program must be high school students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and should be in good standing academically. Prospective students should have completed biology or a comparable science course by the time the program begins.

Students will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, interest in science — and particularly in the field of medicine, leadership skills, a sense of community service, and other personal attributes.

Applicants must attend the entire session. Some activities will require working with a partner, and a student’s absence may adversely impact another’s performance. In addition, students must be able to arrive on time, as some activities may involve group transportation to another facility.

The fee for this intensive, week-long session is $400 per student. For students who are in financial need, scholarships are available. Prospective students are encouraged to enroll online to reserve their limited seats.

Application Information
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to earlier applicants. Applicants will hear back regarding acceptances to the program within 1 week of application submission.

Please direct any questions regarding applications to Program Coordinator, Christine, at: CANTONIOU@FMH.org. I can also be reached by phone (call or text message) at: (240) 578-1644.

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Parent 2 Full Name (or N/A) *
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Name & Contact Information of Counselor/Teacher Reference for Letter of Recommendation (PLEASE DIRECT RECOMMENDATIONS TO S2M2 PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT: CANTONIOU@FMH.ORG) *
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Are you interested in a health sciences/medical career? *
If yes, what field/specialty? If no, what career do you plan to pursue? *
Do you have any health concerns or other disability we should be aware of? *
If yes, please list, along with any impacted activities and participation accommodations you'd like us to know about.
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Please submit a copy of your resume, or a list of your extracurricular activities (including jobs, volunteer work, and any leadership positions) along with a brief description of each activity and your years of participation (year began and year ended, unless still presently involved). If you have a prepared resume, please copy & paste the text here; you may also (in addition) email a copy of your formatted resume to: CANTONIOU@FMH.org. *
Please submit a short (500 words, or 1-2 pages) personal statement essay, in response to the prompt "why do you want to be a health professional?" (Alternatively, please submit an essay discussing your intended career plans, if you plan to pursue a career in a different field.) *
OPTIONAL: Do you have any specific public health/medicine-related research interests, or topics you would like to learn more about, for a project you will work on during the program? If yes, please list; you may also include a brief explanation of why you are interested in a particular topic, if you would like. (Examples of some topics include: Type 2 Diabetes, the Opioid Epidemic, Traumatic Brain Injury, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Obesity, Medical Simulation & Training, and Kidney Transplant, among many others.)
OPTIONAL: Is there any additional information you wish to share, not addressed elsewhere in this application?
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