Dr. Rubin's Mini Medical School for High School Students - Class of 2022
Dr. Rubin's Mini Medical School for High School Students is a program designed to encourage high school juniors, seniors and advanced sophomores to pursue a career in medicine and surgery. Details of our programs can be found on our website: www.minimedicalschool.com Dr. Rubin has been running this program since 2005. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Dr. Rubin has adapted his program to a hybrid model to minimize the risks of infection. What we have done is the following:

1- All lectures are being provided as a stream video and are offered to the students to view at their own pace.
2- Students are masked and socially distant all of the time.
3- All hands on experiences are offered in large rooms with 5-10 students and 2 Teaching Assistants.
4- Instead of meeting at Edward Hospital, we meet at Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus, were we can spread out and use 4 lecture rooms. While at NIU, we will comply with the Universities COVID policies. Each student will work independently and be assigned to a station.
5- Students will have as much as possible, their own equipment and materials, acting on their own with the exception of help from the room Teaching Assistants.
6- Teaching Assistants and students will be vaccinated against COVID. A student who can not be vaccinated due to any reason, will not be allowed to participate live, rather they will be offered a virtual presence.
7- At each session, students will be screened for fever and any signs of COVID infection.
8- Students will be offered individually wrapped and sealed snacks and drinks.

Last winter and summer we ran 4 sessions at NIU Naperville Campus with 4 rooms, each room had 5-10 students and 2 trained TA's who provided help as needed. Every effort was made to protect the health of our students: we screened each student upon entry with a temperature and screening questions, we kept all students physically distanced 6 or more feet, we have provided a virtual experience for a limited number of students who were unable to attend. This year each student will be required to mask regardless of immunization status and socially distance during the entire program. Students who are not immunized will be asked to attend a virtual program to fully protect them. We will continue to mitigate COVID based on the latest guidelines provided by the CDC and our local Board of Health at the time of the in person classes. The program is divided into 2 parts: online lectures streamed to the student's home computer and in person hands on experiences at Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus. Students are provided the full breath of our traditional in person program. For students who are unable or unwilling to attend the in person experiences due to COVID will be offered a completely virtual experience. We will assign a student TA who will take the place of the student in person and facetime with the student the entire time, thus creating a safe nurturing virtual experience for them.

Students will have the month of January to view all online lectures and then in February, we will meet for 2 four hour sessions. Students can choose to attend on Saturday's of Feb 5 and 19th from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM or from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM OR they can attend on Sundays of Feb 6 and Feb 20th from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM. We will conclude a final online lectures: a 45 minute lecture that discusses how students can go from high school to med school or other heath related professions and a video presentation of the students experiences. These will be streamed to your home computer. These dates and times are dependent on any COVID restrictions made by the local BOH and the state BOH.

If you are interested and want to apply, start your application using this online form.
There are 3 required parts ( Part 4 teacher recommendations are optional this year and Part 5 interviews are by invitation only) to evaluate the student and then we offer in interview to finalists. The interview is only offered to finalist.

To review the process:
1. This online form which includes a short essay - 200 or less words.
2. A parent consent form and program fee of $450 mailed or dropped off to our office.
3. A counselor form.
4. *** Teacher Recommendation - Due to the pandemic and the extra stress teachers are under, a recommendation is optional this year.
5. Student Interview granted to student finalists.
6. A response letter if sent by email about 1 month after the student's interview. If the student is not accepted, the check for the program fee is destroyed. We do not have an application fee.

All forms can be completed online or a copy can be scanned and email to me.

We need the first 3 parts to consider you for the program. Once these forms are received and complete we will invite students who we believe will best benefit from our program for an online interview. We will offer the online interview through a secured online connection using zoom or google Duo or similar software. The deadline for us to receive this form is October 31, 2021. The deadline for us to receive all other forms - parent consent, teacher recommendation and counselor form - is November 7 th.

**** Please note that we will evaluate applications on a rolling basis, so the earlier your application is complete, the earlier you get an interview and better are you chances of being accepted.

*** The fee for this program is $450 which includes access to hours of online content, 8 hours of in person instructions, all medical supplies needed to compete these tasks, snacks and drinks during the program (no nuts or meat products will be allowed) a program certificate of completion and a concluding lecture on admissions processes and advice for both the parent and student.

Here are our instructions:

1. Fill out and submit this form online. The form will only submit if all required (RED) fields are filled out. You will get a computer generated message once the submit button is pressed. Follow the message and download the next part.

2. Download the file containing the parent consent, school counselor form and optional teacher recommendation. Print the forms and complete the information. Write clearly or use your computer to complete the form.

3. Remember to ask your parent to sign the parent consent form and counselor form. Send the parent form back to us via email with the program fee of $450 made payable to Dr Rubin's Mini Medical School.

4. Email your school counselor form and ask him or her to use our form online or send it by email or fax.

5. Due to the pandemic, teacher recommendations are optional. Email a math or science teacher you had last year or this year and ask them to complete the teacher recommendation form either online or send it by email or fax. You only need one recommendation. If you send in 2, we will only process the first one received. It is best to have this recommendation from a teacher you had last year. If that is not possible, ask your current teacher. Please remember that due to the stress we are all under from the pandemic, the teacher recommendations tend to be late and is optional this year.

6. A notice of completion will be sent via email once we have your parent consent, program fee and online application. Please do not send in your forms before you complete your application.

7. After reviewing complete applications, we will offer selected students an interview. We will respond to your application within the month of your interview. You will only be interviewed if you have submitted at least your online application, counselor form and were interviewed. As a 501C3 private foundation, we are not setup to accept credit cards or other forms of electronic payment. All we ask is you have a parent write a check to Dr. Rubin's Mini Medical School. There is no other fee required to attend this program.

Remember, the program provides an overview of a typical medical school. We provide an overview of the following classes:
1. The history of Medicine in the US.
2. Histology
3. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Neuroscience
5. Introduction to the history taking.
6. Microbiology with a special part on Influenza
7. Virology including a special part on COVID 19
8. Introduction to the physical exam.
9. Introduction to clinical pathophysiology
10. Pathology and The autopsy.
11. Introduction to the physical exam.
12. Medical Statistics
13. Part 1 of USMLE exam.
14. Pediatrics
15. Medicine
16. Surgery
17. Psychiatry
18. Obstetrics and Gyne
19. Orthopedics
20. Introduction to USMLE part 2

During the program, all students experience many advance medical and surgical procedures. Here is a partial list:
1. organ dissections including eye, brain, heart and kidney.
2. measure vital signs: temp, pulse, respiratory rate and temperature
3. examination of the eye
4. examination of ears
5. examination of the nose and mouth
6. use the stethoscope to hear heart and lung sounds
7. examination of the abdomen
8. checking central and peripheral nerves
10. how to read x-rays
11. how to interpret an EKG
12. Cast a broken bone
13. Splint an injured finger
14. Make a plaster slipper.
15. knot tying
16 suture a laceration
17 deliver a normal baby
18. Intubate the larynx
19 start an IV line
20. perform injections
21. laparoscopic basic procedures

The program will conclude with 2 parts:
Lecture on school admissions process and tips for helping you.
A video of the class in review.

Students who accept and then cancel by December 30, 2020 will be refunded $300. Students who cancel after Dec 30 will not be entitled to a refund. If we are unable to run our program due to COVID, we will issue a full refund. We will not be able to issue a refund if your student is not able to attend due to COVID illness or exposure. However, in that case, we will do our best to offer your student an online experience to watch at home.
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