What is FutureDocs Abroad?
FutureDocs Abroad is THE summer honors program for high school and undergraduate students who aspire to a career in the medical field.
At FutureDocs Abroad, students will experience the Big 3. These are the most unique and sought after experiences a student can have to prepare for a future in medicine. The Big 3 are:
1. Observing Surgery – watching actual surgeries taking place in the operating room with the surgeon explaining the procedure as it’s being performed.
2. Gross Anatomy – working in the anatomy lab with an anatomy professor, learning about the anatomy and proper
dissection of human cadavers, and practicing dissection techniques on animal parts.
3. Shadowing Physicians – in the Emergency Room, clinics, and wards in over a dozen areas of specialty (pediatrics, oncology, surgery, orthopedics, OB/GYN, and more).
This is real medicine up-close and personal, as it happens.
It can be stressful, it can be exhausting, it can be heartbreaking, but at the end of the day, it’s one of the most exhilarating and uplifting experiences an individual can ever have. This is about hope, inspiration, and the human spirit.
FutureDocs Abroad exposes students to a Global view of medicine and healthcare.
This is a chance for students to see how medicine is practiced in another part of the World, giving them exposure to different techniques, tools, conditions, and treatments than those they might be used to. This is an opportunity to understand how medicine is universal.
FutureDocs Abroad does NOT happen in the United States because of our privacy laws and insurance regulations that restrict high school and undergraduate students being in hospitals. Experiencing the Big 3 in the United States used to be difficult, but now it’s almost impossible.
FutureDocs Abroad is a program created by The National Leadership Academies.
The National Leadership Academies supports America’s high-achieving high school and undergraduate college students through career and focus-area programs and services.
By creating unique programs, like FutureDocs Abroad, The National Leadership Academies is positioned to support students with the skills, motivation, guidance, and mentorship they need to stay on track to achieve their goals.
The National Leadership Academies is based in Washington, D.C.