•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
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.
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.
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.
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.