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Students of Medicine | FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

Who is this course for?
This course was designed by Ivy league medical school graduates to provide the greatest benefits for high school 11th & 12th grade students as well as first and second year college students.

How long is the course?
The course is 12 weeks long, and divided into 12 units.
Course start date: June 8. Course end date: August 24th
Course start date: June 22. Course end date: September 14th
Course start date: July 6. Course end date: September 28.

If the summer course overlaps with the start of the next school year, this is in fact preferred to prevent summer learning loss by keeping your child’s brain actively learning all summer and ready for the next year. Throughout the year, many high school students take our premed course without it affecting their school work, and since the student is learning about medicine it counts as an extracurricular activity which looks great when applying to college or medical school. Click here for more information on Summer Learning Loss.

Technical requirements?
Students need a basic computer with internet access. A word processor program like Microsoft Word is optional since students can use google docs.

Costs?
The course and all necessary materials cost $99 for registration, and $250/month for three months.

Money back guarantee?
We are so confident that you will like the program that we are offering a money back guarantee. If you cancel within 30 days from registering you will receive a full refund (all course materials must be returned within that time frame). For cancellations after 30 days we must deduct a service fee of $130. All books and materials must be mailed back to our organization to receive a refund.

Do students have to log-in at specific times?
No. The course is asynchronous, which means they can complete all of the course requirements at the time and place that is convenient to them. Either morning or evening, and from any location where they have access to the internet. The only time requirement is that they must complete each unit’s work by the end of the week (Sunday 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time). Also, the reading in the text book can be done without an internet connection because every student gets a copy of the book!

Start date?
Three course start dates are offered this summer: June 8th, June 22nd, July 6th. Once you enroll, you will be able to chose your course start date.

College or high school credit?
Currently we do not offer college credit, but have in the past worked with high schools to provide students high school credit for successfully completing the program. More importantly, students will gain an experience that they can put in their C.V. (resume), that will increase their chance of getting into medical school!

How to enroll?
Enrolling is easy. Click here to enter your personal information and put forth payment. Within 7 days you will receive all of your course materials, along with access to the online course room. An email will go out to you within 48 hours of your initial payment that will allow you to select your start date. That’s it!

What about course materials?
Once you enroll you will receive the following course materials in 7 days or less: The human body book (course text book), Premed Guidebook, American Heart Association CPR module, a folder with course documents and a T-shirt. There is NO additional costs for these materials, they are included with the course price.

It looks like the summer course will overlap with the next school year. Is it still a good idea to take the summer course?

Summer learning loss is a phenomenon that can academically setback a student, taking weeks and in some cases months to remedy in the fall. “One hundred years of research confirms that all young people are at risk of losing ground academically over the summer months,” says Ron Fairchild, Executive Director of the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University.

If the summer course overlaps with the start of the next school year, this is in fact preferred to prevent summer learning loss by keeping your child’s brain actively learning all summer and ready for the next school year. Throughout the year, many high school students take our premed course without it affecting their school work, and since the student is learning about medicine (from doctors and in our virtual ER) it counts as an extracurricular activity which looks great when applying to college or medical school.