On the first day with the Institute, participants are asked to check in between 8:00-9:00 AM with the Summer Public Health Leadership Institute and/or Medical Academy. At that time, we’ll confirm your details and provide a name tag and other conference materials.
Note: Checking into your room is to be coordinated directly with the hotel. The hotel is not part of the Summer Institute/Medical Academy.
Students are NOT required to stay overnight at the designated hotel for the program. They are welcome to commute into the program at their convenience.
All participants who complete the 20+ courses in the Public Health Leadership Summer Institute will participate in a graduation ceremony in which they receive Certificates of Achievement in Public Health Leadership and Academic Journalism. Additional awards will be given out to outstanding participants in various fields of public health and social justice.
Participants will be able to engage in simulations in which they have to preemptively or reactively respond to public health crises or emergencies (e.g. such as pandemics like Covid-19, hurricanes and earthquakes, or social unrest); case studies of public health challenges (e.g. maternal mortality rates, inequitable diagnosis and treatment rates of diseases in certain communities, etc.); and documentary analysis of leading documentaries focused on social justice and empowerment of vulnerable and marginalized communities.
Participants in high school and/or college can opt in to have full-fledged informational sessions, financial aid advice, and college tours of Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles, Longwood Medical Area in Boston (e.g. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston), and Georgetown University. Participants in the Washington, D.C. area will tour the White House and Supreme Court.
Participants will receive unprecedented exposure to several areas within public health and social justice, including social and political determinants of health; health policy and health management; maternal and child health; refugee and immigrant health; LGBTQ+ health; public health entrepreneurship and public health leadership; racial justice; gender equity; and more! Regardless of whether they intend to major in public health or medicine, nursing, health-professional field or not, this unparalleled opportunity will provide them with a great knowledge base about how to advance their own personal health, as well as national and international health for a variety of communities.
Participants will be able to learn about exceptional interviewing techniques, time management and productivity skill workshops, as well as resume preparation tools from experts in the field.
Networking opportunities will be available to participants with like-minded peers as well as an internationally and intellectually diverse faculty who have graduated from and teach at top-tier universities, such as Harvard University, Oxford University, Yale University, Columbia University, the London School of Economics and more!
Participants flying in to participate in the Public Health Leadership Summer Institute and/or Medical Academy will need to plan and prepare accordingly. Although there are no scheduled activities the night before the Medical Academy or Public Health Leadership Summer Institute, participants should strongly consider checking-into the designated hotel or local hotels the night before. Each day of the Institute and Academy will end at 6 PM, unless on the final day, in which graduation concludes at around 3 or 4 pm.
Students are NOT required to stay overnight at the designated hotel. They are welcome to COMMUTE into the program on a daily basis.