Explore careers in medicine and health care at the NSLC on Medicine & Health Care for middle school students.

Students will assume the role of a doctor and learn to take vital signs and a patient’s history during a patient care simulation. Hands‐on workshops allow students to try their hand at suturing, emergency first aid and intubation. Trips may include: the American Red Cross, Museum of Health and Medicine, the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution.

Program Highlights

Leadership Development
Challenge yourself to move beyond your comfort zone and develop your leadership potential

Interactive Activities
Students will participate in interactive workshops that allow them to explore medicine

Fun & Engaging Trips & Tours
Visit the monuments, museums and institutions that make Washington, D.C. an amazing city

Hands-on Simulations

Our Medicine & Health Care program for middle school students uses an interactive approach to learning that gives you an opportunity to explore the world of medicine.

Topics include:

  • Clinical Rounds: Taking Patient History
  • Clinical Rounds: Vitals Signs
  • Skills Lab: Dissection
  • Skills Lab: Suturing
  • Skills Lab: Intubation & CPR
  • Workshop: Careers in Medicine

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC middle school programs is seeing the sites around our nation’s capital. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and educational trips specifically tailored to explore the field of medicine.

Students are escorted on all field trips and stay within their TA Group or other supervised groups.

Trips may include:

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American Red Cross | Museum of Health and Medicine | National Zoo | Smithsonian Institution

Leadership Development

At the heart of each of our youth leadership programs is a curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Medicine & Health Care program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Intrapersonal Communication


Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

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