Summer Medical Leadership Program (SMLP)

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA.
Type Academic Enrichment, Clinical Observation, Test Preparation
Dates 2 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Deadline April 15, 2018


  • A lecture series on leadership by distinguished faculty.
  • Provide mentoring by eminent physicians and biomedical researchers.
  • Expose students to the “real world of medicine” through a clinical medicine lecture series on cutting edge topics in health including: health disparities and global health, telemedicine, bioethics and bioterrorism.
  • Expose students to the role of physicians in promoting good health, the fact and fiction surrounding addiction, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and AIDS, cancer-current status and future prospects, as well as challenges and rewards of a career in medicine and biomedical research.
  • Expose students to an introduction to obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, geriatrics, dermatology, emergency medicine, radiation oncology, endocrinology and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Provide extensive opportunities for interaction with physicians via a series entitled “Where Doctor’s Work”. In this series, students visit clinical settings such as the autopsy department, radiology department, cardiology clinic, an assisted living facility, the primary care clinic, internal medicine primary care clinic, an innovative program of all inclusive care for the elderly (PACE), and a state-of-the art Simulation Center.
  • Provide personal counseling session where students are assisted in developing a career development program directed toward exploration of the medical professions as well the development of an individualized education plan that includes identification of other appropriate future development experiences.
  • Provide do’s and don’ts of the medical school admissions process, including simulated medical school interviews.
  • Provide workshops focusing on opportunity for financial planning, time and stress management.
  • Participation and education in active community outreach
  • Participation opportunity in a medical school recruitment fair during which representatives from several other medical schools meet with the participants to describe their schools’ admission criteria, programs, support services and offer other information about their schools.

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Summer Medical Leadership Program (SMLP)

Joyce Gray
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: 434-243-6165
Fax: 434 982 1870