The Young Physicians Initiative follows the following themes that provide a construct for various interactive sessions and activities.
You can also view our YPI Booklet.
Think like a Doctor:
Medical Case/ER Triage/Trauma/BLS/Ethics
These sessions introduce students to a physician's lived experience. Students through experiential learning sessions explore the daily life of a physician. They are introduced to the more common diseases likely to be encountered and most importantly how physicians approach a patient's symptoms and how they think through the diagnostic process. Medical cases, journal articles and new trends in medicine are discussed.
Medical School Preparation
The focus of this component is to introduce high school and college students to the requirements of medical school admission and the importance of tailoring their college education plans to enhance their overall chance of acceptance into medical school. Students are introduced to a medical school roadmap that allows them to visualize the journey ahead and to understand the various component parts of the often-complicated process. Participants begin to develop their own plans, identify early medical interests and define goals with the help of medical student and physician mentors and medical school counselors.
Careers in Medicine
There are many career paths available to a medical school graduate. In this session students are introduced to a number of medical career paths and medical disciplines such as clinical practice, research, technology, public health and other career paths. Healthcare professionals from various disciplines and career paths share their experiences that help shape and inform a student's medical career exploration.