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Explore a variety of specialized medical fields through this program’s exciting, hands-on interactive curriculum, small group activities, and true-to-life medical workshopssuch as testing your skills at performing a simulated fracture reduction. Spend 10 unforgettable days with other high school students from around the country at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD to learn from and interact with subject-matter experts, gain invaluable, firsthand experience by assuming the role of a physician, and be empowered to fully realize your true potential.

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About National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

Focused Experiences for Tomorrow’s Professionals

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care will expose you to a broad range of educational pathways and careers in health care as well as the skills and educational components you need to be successful in the field, giving you helpful insights as you make important decisions about your future in college, medical school, and beyond.

At this program, under the guidance of professional medical personnel, you’ll step into the shoes of a health care provider and begin to understand concepts and practices that are critical in the field.

At The George Washington University School of Nursing, you’ll practice measuring vital signs, learn about birthing procedures and common complications, plus interact with current nursing students as they share insights on numerous topics relevant to health care. You'll also learn about the cardiovascular system, aseptic techniques, venipuncture, and suturing, then engage in hands-on workshops and simulations with The Apprentice Doctor, such as taking a comprehensive medical history, analyzing how to make an accurate diagnosis, and following proper patient examination procedures.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care additionally offers you the unique opportunity to network with students from around the country who share your interests, can contribute to conversations about your futures in medicine, and may be your future colleagues one day.

Notice: Envision by WorldStrides has leased or rented facilities from Johns Hopkins University. However, Envision and any programs operated by Envision are not related to or affiliated with Johns Hopkins University in any way. Envision is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.


Students attending select high school and college programs are eligible to receive college credit(s) through George Mason University.

2024 Dates & Tuition

Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins University June 19-28 | July 2-11 | July 16-25 Mason College Credit $5,295

Tuition includes room & board, site visits & transportation during the program, lectures, simulations, curriculum & materials, and faculty & staff.

Please note: We are currently evaluating all aspects of NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care and may make changes to the curriculum, site visits or program location to ensure the program meets the most up-to-date health and safety standards.

Program Highlights VIEW MORE

Students practice key surgical skills at NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care
Apprentice Doctor® Workshops
Practice key skills and learn the basics of wound care and surgical techniques in these fascinating workshops with the Apprentice Doctor® group. LEARN MORE
Student performs a surgical procedure using virtual reality (VR) at NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care
True-to-Life Simulations
Scrub up and enter a realistic operating room through our cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology, where you will perform a surgical procedure. LEARN MORE


Tuition Tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care covers most of the expenses incurred during the Forum. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE



Envision by WorldStrides awards partial tuition assistance to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic merit, leadership achievements, and eligibility for our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) scholarship. LEARN MORE



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  • Is the National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care program for me?

    This program is for you if you are a high school student interested in exploring the various career options available to you in medicine and health care. NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care is your springboard to achieving tremendous success in college and in a future career in the medical field.

    To attend NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care, you must be at least 14 years old and in grades 9-12 during the 2023-2024 school year. Most of our students are either nominated by educators or selected through our academic partnerships. However, we also accept students through our application process. If you haven't been nominated or selected but are interested in taking advantage of the life-changing opportunities that this program provides, we encourage you to submit an application today.

  • What is included in tuition?

    Your tuition for NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care includes housing, on-site meals, supervisory personnel, program materials, all program activities, site visits, a Stop the Bleed certification, a Certificate of Completion, and local transportation during the program.

    However, your transportation to and from home and the program location is NOT included in tuition. While attending the program, you'll need money for off-site meals, souvenirs, snacks, and other incidentals.

  • How will I be supervised?

    Your safety and well-being during the program is our highest priority. The program is structured so that you will reside in a safe, controlled environment. You'll be closely supervised by professionally trained staff, including advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel, and a program coordinator.

    For over 35 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision. Other Envision safety measures include:

    • Greeting students at the designated airport upon their arrival, providing shuttle service directly to the program site, and providing shuttle service back to the airport on Departure Day*
    • Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 17 to 1
    • Requiring all students to attend all activities
    • Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms
    • Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night
    • Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices


    *There is an additional fee for shuttle service.

  • Where will I stay?

    The NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care program will be housed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

    Notice: Envision by WorldStrides has leased or rented facilities from Johns Hopkins University. However, Envision and any programs operated by Envision are not related to or affiliated with Johns Hopkins University in any way. Envision is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.

  • How many students share a room?

    Each room will house two students. You will have your own bed.

  • Can my parents attend the program?

    No. Your parents or guardians are not allowed to accompany you during NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care. Gaining independence, including experiencing new things on your own, is an essential part of your growth during the program. However, it is perfectly fine for your family to travel with you to the program location and stay in the area while you are attending the program.

  • I am a student requiring specific accommodations. Can I still attend?

    Yes, we encourage you to enroll. Envision by WorldStrides believes in working with families to accommodate student needs and encourages the participation of students who feel prepared to meet the academic, social, physical, and emotional demands of the program environment. We may be able to provide appropriate auxiliary staff and services to assist students as needed if notified in advance. We encourage families, guardians, legal representatives, or educators to contact the Office of Admissions for more information and to discuss particular accommodations before applying for enrollment in the program.

  • Do I need to make my own flight arrangements?

    Yes. Your tuition does not include transportation to and from your home and the program location. We recommend that you make necessary flight arrangements only AFTER you receive confirmation that you are officially enrolled.

  • What are the pre-program assignments? Do I have to do them?

    The first step of your leadership journey includes assessing your strengths and opportunities for growth. As part of your program, you'll have access to WorldStrides' newest digital platform: MyActionPath.

    WorldStrides has partnered with PAIRIN, a leader in career and life planning and assessment, to help our students along their lifetime learning journeys. The result of this partnership is MyActionPath–a personalized, virtual GPS that guides you along your desired career pathway and helps you identify ways to enhance your skills and achieve your goals. MyActionPath can assist you in deciding which professional field might suit you best, makes recommendations based on your goals and dreams, and provides you with educational and supportive resources. Before you arrive to your program location, you'll receive more information via email on how to begin this exciting career-planning journey.

  • Can special dietary needs be met?

    Vegetarian options are always available. Vegan, kosher, and halal meals can be made available to you, provided your request is submitted prior to the start of the program. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.

  • Can I use the campus facilities (gym, pool, etc.)?

    Students are not permitted to use university facilities such as the pool or recreation center.

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