FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA)
Founded in 2005, the FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, intensive summer experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training. Furthermore, young people are introduced to critical concepts that promote an understanding of culturally responsive and compassionate health care practice.During the two-week academy, FSMA students are exposed to clinical skills training, gross anatomy and pathology workshops, clinical simulation scenarios, problem-based learning, and workshops in patient centered care models. FSMA students are taught by physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. They also experience mentoring in small groups led by college and graduate students focused on careers in medicine and the health professions.
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Tuition for the program is $1900.00 and covers all expenses including lunch, transportation for field trips, course materials, and graduation. We regret that financial assistance to students is unavailable at this time.