Public Health Summit

Advanced Medical &

Intern With A Hospital And Diagnose Real Patients

Meet With Medical School Admission Experts

Become An Ideal Candidate For Acceptance Into The Country's Top Medical Schools

Diagnose Patients Using

Cutting-Edge Technology

Use Virtual Reality To Step Into A Clinic In Nigeria And

Help Physicians Diagnose Their Patients

Explore the Nation's Capital With Exclusive Tours

Visit Specialized Medical Facilities And Historic Sites In Washington, D.C.

Receive Real Certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED

Train With The Red Cross And Expand Your Medical Experience

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship Summit

The Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship Summit is a seven-day program at Georgetown University. This first-of-its-kind program pairs motivated high school students with medical pioneers from across the globe with the goal of training the next generation of doctors in the fields of emergency room medicine, surgery, medical research, & sports medicine.

In this accelerated internship, students will spend each day working with medical and health professionals, visiting top medical facilities and becoming certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Students will receive their choice of specialized training from Washington, D.C. Paramedics, Pediatric Surgeons, NIH Research Staff, and a Georgetown Division 1 Athletics Trainer.

For their final project, students will study the four most common diseases in developing countries across the globe with international medical experts. Using Microsoft and Facebook’s Oculus Rift technology students

will then diagnose a patient in sub-Saharan Africa with a doctor in real time and recommend a treatment.

Through our exclusive partnership with the Howard University Simulation Center, students will have the rare opportunity to perform an upper endoscopy, an abdominal ultrasound, and learn how to perform a phlebotomy using state-of-the-art-simulation units.

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Rising Freshman To Graduating Seniors

7 Days

July 11th - July 17th or July 18th - July 24th, 2021

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Price:

$3400 *65 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available

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WE ARE THE ONLY SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD

WHERE STUDENTS...

Intern With A Hospital And

Diagnose Real Patients

Create A Real Public

Health Campaign

Meet With Medical School

Admissions Officers

Work Directly With Leading

Medical Experts

Students will intern for the The Nagari Hospital & Maternity Ward learning directly from leading doctors in both the United States and the developing world. Students will meet directly with patients to identify their illness and recommend treatments.

This internship is ideal for any student who wants to add practical medical work experience to their resume, allowing them to discover their passion in the field of medicine.

Leadership Initiatives interns will work with doctors and medical health experts from both the developed and developing worlds to create a public health campaign. This campaign will target communities in Nigeria and will be published and widely distributed.

This in-depth public health training is an important first step towards a career in the medical field.

Students will work directly with doctors from international organizations and medical experts in the fields of Surgery, Neuroethics, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Public Health from the nation's premier hospitals and medical institutions.

Students will walk away from the program with direct experience and knowledge to begin a career in medicine.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form our Medical School Admissions Panel to provide students with a firsthand account of what universities look for in their accepted students.

Students attend an exclusive Q&A with Medical School Admissions Officers from Harvard, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins University.

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Program Highlights

At Howard University’s State-of-the-Art Medical Training Facility

Medical Training

Conduct An Ultrasound

Use State Of The Art Robotic Patient Simulator

Learn How To Draw Blood

Students will gain training on how to draw blood using a phlebotomy arm simulator. The arm provides a realistic tissue feel and vein wall to assist with the training. Students practice placing a needle in the vein to draw blood. During this procedure, the medical facilitator will walk students through blood-drawing techniques and improve the communication skills they will use with future patients.

The SimMan 3G resides in a fully equipped simulation operating room and will provide students with an opportunity to understand complex medical situations like seizures without risk to patients. The simulation robot will reinforce skills they learn throughout their time at the summit.

Students will receive an introductory course on ultrasounds and learn the cognitive skills that are needed to interpret the ultrasound image, develop psychomotor skills, and learn how to handle an ultrasound probe on a manikin-based ultrasound simulator.

Using Oculus Rift Technology At The Ngari Hospital & Maternity Ward in Bauchi State, Nigeria.

Diagnose A Patient

Work Directly With Leading Doctors

Learn How To Identify Diseases In Real Patients

Use Next Generation Medical Technology

Using Oculus Rift Goggles, students will be transported to a hospital in Bauchi State Nigeria, where they will be able to interact with patients in real time. Using a doctor in Nigeria as an extension of themselves, students will examine and diagnose a patient who cannot afford medical care.

Every patient diagnosed by a student will receive free medical care that they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Students will receive advanced diagnostic training on the four leading causes of death in Northern Nigeria: malaria, typhoid fever, nutritional anemia, and acute respiratory infections (ARI).

Dr. Aisha Garba, who has over twenty years of experience treating patients in the developing world, will teach interns how to diagnose patients in desperate need of medical treatment.

Meet With The Nation's Top Surgeons, EMT's, Medical Researchers, and Physical Therapists

Learn From Medical Experts

Choose Your Field Of Expertise

On-Site Doctors For Continuous Medical Training

Exclusive Field Trips & Medical Seminars

During the conference, students will have the opportunity to visit Georgetown University Hospital, the National Institute of Health, Howard University's School of Medicine, and more to interact with medical experts directly in the field.

Leadership Initiatives will also host three medical seminars with experts from across the United States, bringing students in direct contact with the future of medicine.

A licensed doctor will be on staff and staying in the dorms with the students allowing medical training to continue well after 5pm. The doctor will teach additional courses in suturing, diagnosing patients, and using medical equipment.

Students will work with medical specialists in the fields of surgery, emergency room medicine, medical research, physical therapy, and sports medicine.

All-Inclusive Tuition Cost-$3400

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Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

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Collaborate With Top Medical Minds

Dr. Aisha Garba

LI Medical Summit Education Director
Dr. Aisha Garba

LI Medical Summit Education Director

For over 8 years, Dr. Aisha Garba has been a noteworthy medical Student in Zamfara. Dr. Aisha Garba has been honored with a certificate of honor for outstanding performance during her graduation. She holds a degree from the university of Szeged, Hungary, one of the most prominent higher education institutions in Central Europe and of one of Hungary’s most important universities and currently resides in Nigeria.

Dr. Aisha has so far led an impressive career as a medical doctor and in her 3rd year of being in the medical field. She is a doctor that has always received excellent feedback from her employers in Nigeria, Germany, and Hungary.

Serving as a medical officer at Defence headquarters, Dr. Aisha plays a major role as the lead doctor in diagnosing, treating and counseling patients. Through her commitment to this role, she has helped the Defence headquarters improve patient health, drug-adherence to those on long term medication or the depressed individuals and general well-being.

Prior to her current role at the Defence headquarters, Dr. Aisha worked as a doctor in National hospital Abuja, participating along with the surgical team with preparing patients for surgery, assisting surgeries, discharging and follow- up of patients. Before joining the National hospital team, she was a fresh medical doctor at Federal medical center from 2016-2017.

A self-described medical doctor, Dr. Aisha is a medical officer who is committed to touching lives in a positive way. She has spent the last two years creating awareness about different infectious and non-infectious diseases and is currently passionate about the work she’s doing to help the less privileged.

As a medical officer turned public health specialist, Dr. Aisha has developed a unique perspective when it comes to community health and health protection. Influenced by her parents and Dr. Mustapha Abubakar, she aspires to start working with an international Non-governmental organization in the next stage of her career.

She has contributed to a number of different medical outreach charity Programmes, included donation of medical equipment to primary healthcare centers in her state. She has a degree from the university of Szeged, Hungary and a master’s degree from the same university.

In her spare time, she cooks, dances, exercises and meets with friends. Dr. Aisha has been featured in Hungary and Nigeria and spoken at several medical events, including schools, hospitals, and religious gatherings.

She is a medical doctor and her impressive medical background allows her to utilize her skills and knowledge while touching the lives of people especially the less privileged all over the world. Ask her about how to make her patient’s happy. It is her secret talent.

Ahmed Mohammed

Harvard Medical School-Director of Talent Acquisition
Ahmed Mohammed

Harvard Medical School-Director of Talent Acquisition

Ahmed has been in the human resources and management field for over 13 years. His professional experiences extend over for-profit and non-profit organizations within the United States. He has managed human resource activities in a Fortune 50 company with sales of up to $50 billion a year and has also successfully lead and transformed recruitment, management functions, and talent acquisition activities at two Ivy League institutions, Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Ahmed’s academic accomplishments include a Diploma in Computer Studies from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi State Nigeria, an Associate Degree in Computer Applications Management from Bay State College, Boston Massachusetts, a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is also an Administrative Fellows Program graduate at Harvard University in Boston, MA.

A native of Bauchi State in Nigeria, Ahmed has lived and visited various countries around the world including Europe, Asia, The Middle East, North and South America, and Africa, earning him the title, “global citizen” among his friends and colleagues. He now resides in Boston, MA and travels to Nigeria following his passion for social change in Africa and the world. Balancing everyday life is a process according to Ahmed. “One step leads to the next in an ever-changing cycle. There are no silver bullet solutions. The key is to always be analyzing your personal and professional situation, and making decisions that will have a cumulative effect towards your personal definition of success.”

Tamara L. Owens MEd

Howard University Health Sciences-Founding Director, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centers
Tamara L. Owens MEd

Howard University Health Sciences-Founding Director, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centers

Ms. Tamara Owens is the founding Director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centers at Howard University Health Sciences. She holds a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Communication. She serves on key curriculum committees for Howard University in an effort to develop clinical skills and simulation curriculum for a spectrum of healthcare professionals.

Ms. Owens served on the Board of Directors for the international Association for Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) as President and Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee. She is also a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and served on the Subcommittee for Program Accreditation. Additionally, Ms. Owens served on a taskforce for the American Association for Medical Colleges (AAMC) to develop a simulation inventory evaluation which was later published. Also, she has worked with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) on research and development taskforce.

Ms. Owens has several publications and is first author of a chapter in the Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs. She has presented at national and international conferences such as the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Ottawa Conference, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Society for Microbiology and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). She has also worked as a special technical consultant for the American College of Surgeons Education Division on the development of a 10 station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for surgical residents.

Ms. Owens' research interest have covered a diverse range of topics and has taken her globally, as far as South Africa. Her current international research is in Kenya where she will train standardized patients to portray adolescent patients in an effort to train healthcare professionals on how to communicate with adolescent patients with HIV and AIDS.

Laura Restrepo

Manager of Youth Engagement programs at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Laura Restrepo

Manager of Youth Engagement programs at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

LAURA RESTREPO is the Manager of Youth Engagement programs at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, where she oversees UNICEF Clubs in high school and college campuses and the development and implementation of youth-related activations in the U.S. In her current capacity, she has led youth mission trips to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Tajikistan. Prior to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Laura resided in Philadephia managing state and privately funded programs in early childhood education and intervention. She has worked in the public and private sectors with a focus on international development and business. Laura has been involved with UNICEF for over 15 years as a volunteer, serving in different capacities.

Dr. James Giordano

Chief of Georgetown University's Neuroethics Studies Program and Co-executive Director for the Center for Policy on Emerging Technology
Dr. James Giordano

Chief of Georgetown University's Neuroethics Studies Program and Co-executive Director for the Center for Policy on Emerging Technology

James Giordano, PhD, MPhil, is Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry, Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, and Co-director of the O'Neill-Pellegrino Program in Brain Science and Global Health Law and Policy at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Brain Science, Health Promotions and Ethics at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany, and was formerly 2011-2012 JW Fulbright Foundation Visiting Professor of Neurosciences and Neuroethics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

Dr. Giordano currently serves an appointed member of United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Council on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), is a Researcher and Task Leader of the European Union Human Brain Project; and has served as an appointed member of the Neuroethics, Legal and Social Issues (NELSI) Advisory Panel of the Defense Advanced Research Projects’ Agency (DARPA), and Senior Science Advisory Fellow of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment Branch of the Joint Staff of the Pentagon.

The author of over 260 publications in neuroscience and neuroethics, 7 books, and 13 government whitepapers on neurotechnology, ethics and biosecurity, he is an Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine; and Associate Editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics. His ongoing research addresses the neurobiological bases of neuropsychiatric spectrum disorders; and neuroethical issues arising in and from the development, use and misuse of neuroscientific techniques and neurotechnologies in medicine, public life, global health, and military applications. In recognition of his work, he was elected to membership in the European Academy of Science and Arts.

Nancy Allen

National Consortium for Health Science Education Executive Director
Nancy Allen

National Consortium for Health Science Education Executive Director

Nancy was introduced to Leadership Initiatives in 2017 when a connection was established between LI programs and HOSA–Future Health Professionals, an international student organization with talented members in pursuit of careers in the health professions. Through this relationship, a large percent of the LI participants are now also HOSA members. At the conclusion of her contract as the HOSA Associate Director, Nancy was named executive director of the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE). NCHSE, a longstanding nonprofit, serves as the national authority for health science education and helps shape, grow and enhance successful health science education programs. Through Nancy’s position with NCHSE, LI will continue to be profiled to educators who are major influencers of young people.

An alumna of Clemson University, Nancy is a registered nurse with extensive experience in career and technical education. Her work includes program management, curriculum standards, and assessment development and implementation, professional development models, and partnership building. Her commitment to teachers and students allows NCHSE to serve as the collaborative to support the preparation of future health professionals and community leaders; ultimately impacting the healthcare workforce needs.

Dr. Eric Glasgow

Molecular Biologist/Assistant Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center
Dr. Eric Glasgow

Molecular Biologist/Assistant Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center

My lab is currently developing technology to test drug sensitivities of cancer directly from tumor biopsies. Small fragments of tumor biopsy are implanted into zebrafish embryos where the response of the cells to drug treatments can be observed at the cellular level through the small, transparent, embryos. This technology, if successful, has the potential to transform cancer treatment by directly identifying the best chemotherapy for every individual cancer patient. In addition to this clinically directed enterprise, we are pursuing a number of basic science and translational projects in neuroscience and cancer biology, all utilizing the zebrafish model. I am broadly trained in molecular, cellular and developmental biology, genetics, and neuroscience, and I have utilized zebrafish as an experimental model for over twenty-five years. I developed the Zebrafish Shared Resource at Georgetown University, one of the first of its kind in the world to offer full-service access to the zebrafish model. I enjoy research and spend as much time as possible in the lab. I also enjoy teaching and have trained over sixty students in my lab over the last ten years.

A complete list of my published work can be found in MyBibliography:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1VGhVn2U03m/bibliography/40535147/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

My lab website is at: https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/glasgow-lab/

Kimberly Jacoby Morris

Education Specialist at National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Kimberly Jacoby Morris

Education Specialist at National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Dr. Kimberly Jacoby Morris is a science education specialist in the Education and Community Involvement Branch (ECIB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Prior to her appointment in ECIB she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Biophotonics laboratory of Dr. George H. Patterson. Her projects focused on developing fluorescent proteins for accessible imaging technologies. Dr. Jacoby is extremely passionate about creating inclusive environments and supporting accessible science education initiatives.

Rachel Selekman

Pediatric Urologist at Children's National
Rachel Selekman

Pediatric Urologist at Children's National

Rachel Selekman, M.D., M.A.S., graduated from Cornell University and earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her Urology residency at the University of California, San Francisco and developed interests in pediatric urology. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the University of California, San Francisco. During her fellowship training, Dr. Selekman also completed her Master’s Degree in Advanced Science and obtained rigorous training in the epidemiologic and biostatistical methods of human subjects research.

Dr. Selekman was drawn to Pediatric Urology due to the lasting impact she could have on children’s views of a healthy self as well as the special relationship between a physician and a family. Her research focuses on the implications of antibiotic utilization in the pediatric patient. This includes not only the efficacy of this treatment at the individual level but also the consequences of treatment, such as antibiotic resistance, for both the individual and for the population.

Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde

Dermatology Resident at Harvard University & The National Institute Of Health-Researcher
Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde

Dermatology Resident at Harvard University & The National Institute Of Health-Researcher

Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde is currently a first-year dermatology trainee at the Harvard Dermatology Residency training program. She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her B.S. in Sports Medicine at Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Oyerinde then went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where she served as a peer educator, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society upon graduation. Throughout medical school, she held multiple leadership roles in her local chapter and regional board of the Student National Medical Association, including Co-President and Community Service Liaison respectively. She later took a year off from medical school to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health. Her work resulted in multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, abstract publications, and oral presentations at national conferences. Her interests in medicine include healthcare disparities, pigmentary disorders and skin of color. Outside of medicine, she enjoys traveling, performing spoken-word poetry, and writing for her blog (www.notanotherdoctorblog.com).

Dr. Blair Heinke

Georgetown University-Team Physician
Dr. Blair Heinke

Georgetown University-Team Physician

Dr. Blair Heinke joined the Hoya sports medicine staff and the Georgetown University Student Health Center in the fall of 2012.

Dr. Heinke received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and biology from McDaniel College. She earned her medical doctorate at the State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine. Dr. Heinke completed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in urban family medicine and followed that up with a fellowship at University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health Primary Care Sports Medicine. Working at USC, she also aided the university's athletic teams and was an assistant professor in family medicine.

Dr. Heinke is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians as well as a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.

The Sykesville, Md., native currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Guilhem Labadie

Health Science Expert | MD MPH MBA at UNICEF
Guilhem Labadie

Health Science Expert | MD MPH MBA at UNICEF

Dr. Guilhem Labadie is a French Emergency and Family Medical Doctor and has clinical experience in various health systems. He holds a Master’s of Public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, and a MBA from Brown University. Guilhem has served as a health Expert for WHO and UNICEF on international health strategy, standards and monitoring. He co-led the WHO strategic report on Youth Engagement, and managed the update of the UN Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescents' Health indicators at WHO. Recently, he co-chaired the UNICEF WHO+ partners advisory group on data collection, to better monitor the impact of Covid19 on Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Nutrition essential services. He is now leading a collaborative process to design a set of international standard metrics for community health workers with key stakeholders including WHO, UNICEF, UN Women, USAID, the Health Data Collaborative (HDC), philanthropies, donors and academics.

Gabriel Felix

Board of Trustees for the National Medical Association-Board Member
Gabriel Felix

Board of Trustees for the National Medical Association-Board Member

Gabriel Felix is fourth-year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine. He attended Binghamton University in New York, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has worked at the Kessler Foundation doing research on survivors of traumatic brain injuries and individuals living with disabilities. His interests lie in advocacy, mental health, mentoring, and health disparities.  He currently serves as the National President for the Student National Medical Association and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the National Medical Association.  He hopes to use his position to continue to support medical and premedical students to become culturally competent and socially conscious physicians that advocate for underserved communities.

Carmine C. Carullo

ExxonMobil-Planning & Performance Analysis Manager for Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)
Carmine C. Carullo

ExxonMobil-Planning & Performance Analysis Manager for Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)

Since graduating from Wagner College with a BA in economics and masters in finance, Carmine C. Carullo has built a nearly 40-year career with ExxonMobil Corporation. It is here that he has combined his business expertise with civic engagement locally and worldwide. Carullo's ExxonMobil career has taken him from New York, where he worked in accounting and finance; to Singapore and Indonesia to Virginia, where he has worked in various controller and finance positions, as coordinator of government reporting, and as assistant secretary for shareholder relations.

Now, as the planning manager of medicine and occupational health worldwide, he is charged with the well-being of 80,000 employees in 50 countries. He travels extensively to visit the company's more than 100 medical clinics. He is also involved in community health initiatives such as malaria control, HIV/AIDS prevention, clean water delivery, medical waste disposal, and medical donations. He has also worked on hospital projects in Papua New Guinea and Nigeria.

Carullo is a dedicated supporter of civic organizations in his home community as well, especially Food for Others, of which he was a board member and treasurer, 2003-2010. It is the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1989, finance leader for the Emergency Oil Spill Response Team, and treasurer of Felicity Cove Association Inc.

Mitchell Kannry

Battalion Fire Chief at DC Fire Department
Mitchell Kannry

Battalion Fire Chief at DC Fire Department

Responsible for management of Battalion operations, incident command and mitigation of emergencies in our Nation's Capital.

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Learn From Top Medical School Admissions Officers

Paul T. White, J.D.

Assistant Dean for Admissions at Johns Hopkins University Medical School
Paul T. White, J.D.

Assistant Dean for Admissions at Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Paul T. White has been affiliated with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) since 1994, first as director of Undergraduate Admissions and then as the Assistant Dean for Admissions at JHU’s School of Medicine. In addition to his admissions position at the School of Medicine, he was also served as the Assistant Dean for Financial Aid. In addition to his current work overseeing the Hopkins MD Admissions Office, he serves as a voting faculty member on the MD Admissions Committee, sits on the Financial Aid Advisory Board at Hopkins and on the MD/PhD Admissions Committee.

From 2006 until 2012, Paul White served as the Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Minnesota Medical School before returning to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2012. White’s professional career began at Yale University in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where he was an Assistant Director of Admissions for Yale College. He later served as an Associate Dean of Admissions at Hamilton College and as Senior Associate Dean of Admissions at Colgate University.

White received his Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Yale University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

He has served as a member of the National Merit Corporation Scholarship Selection Committee, and he is a member of the Educational Testing Service’s Scholarship Review Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the SEED School of Maryland, a statewide public boarding school and he is the regional director of volunteer services for the annual Yale Day of Service for Yale alumni throughout Maryland and Virginia. He is a past president and co-founder of the Black Faculty and Staff Association of Johns Hopkins University and a past president of Hightower Scholarship, Inc. His speaking engagements have included regional and national conferences on such topics as using social media in admissions; admissions, legal matters and affirmative action and using financial aid strategically. He has served as a consultant to a number of colleges, universities and medical schools on admissions matters both within the US and abroad.

Ed Meyertholen

Assistant Dean and Director of Pre-Health Programs at Georgetown University
Ed Meyertholen

Assistant Dean and Director of Pre-Health Programs at Georgetown University

Ed Meyertholen went to Boston College where he graduated with a Biology/Chemistry major. He then attended graduate school at Purdue University and received his Ph.D. in biology in 1982. After holding faculty positions at several universities he settled in Austin, TX where he taught Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Physiology at Austin Community College. In 2005, Ed was awarded a sabbatical leave and was able to do research on Kennedy's Disease in the lab of Dr. Diane Merry at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In 2012, Ed accepted a position as Assistant Dean and Director of Pre-Health Programs at Georgetown College, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Ed is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the KDA.

Ed and his wife, Pat, have been married for 30 years and have two daughters. Ed was diagnosed with KD in 1999 when he was 45. Since having been diagnosed, he has taken up running and has completed five marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2004. Ed has tried to use his running as a means of raising money for the KDA.

Holli Selman

Assistant Director Of Admissions at George Washington University School of Medicine
Holli Selman

Assistant Director Of Admissions at George Washington University School of Medicine

Michelle Whitehurst-Cook, M.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University-Senior Associate Dean for Admissions
Michelle Whitehurst-Cook, M.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University-Senior Associate Dean for Admissions

Michelle is the senior associate dean for admissions and associate professor of family medicine and population health at the VCU School of Medicine. Having joined the faculty in 1993, her areas of research focus include teaching domestic violence issues, diabetic patient education and rural health.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and a medical degree from the VCU School of Medicine. Throughout her tenure at VCU she has been committed to enhancing the diversity of physician practitioners and the multicultural awareness of her students. Her dedication to caring for underserved populations led to the development of the Inner City and Rural Preceptorship Program in 1996. In 2009, she received a VCU Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment, and in 2007 she received a YWCA of Richmond Outstanding Women Award.

In July 2016 Michelle was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the VCU Health System Authority Board of Directors.

Keith D. Baker, PhD

Assistant Dean for Admissions For Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School
Keith D. Baker, PhD

Assistant Dean for Admissions For Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School

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Meet With College Admissions Experts

Zak Harris

Former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University
Zak Harris

Former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University

I am the former Director of Admission at Regis College in Weston, MA. I have also worked in the admission offices at Bowdoin College, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University.

My passion for students has always fueled my work with students and their families. The college process is a journey and I enjoy providing guidance and insight for those who are going through it.

Outside of my work in higher education, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and my family, running, and watching sports.

Susan Shifflett

Yale University-Assistant Director of Admissions (Former)
Susan Shifflett

Yale University-Assistant Director of Admissions (Former)

Born and raised in northern California, I am an ABC (American-born Chinese) of Hakka heritage and speak Chinese and English. As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office, I am very familiar with high schools in the northern California and Washington DC regions.

I love working with students! As an admissions officer at Yale, I loved seeing students on campus that I had “met” (on paper) through the application process. Since then, I have continued to work alongside American and Chinese students who have interned in my workplaces, in the private sector, government, and NGOs, both in the U.S. and in China (I worked in Beijing for 3 years).

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, Charlie, and our 2-year-old Golden Retriever puppy, Zebedee. Some of my hobbies include triathlons, guitar, and eating out!

Daniel Zawacki

Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University
Daniel Zawacki

Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University

Dan is an Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he's overseen the Visit & Events team since 2017. Responsible for the on-campus and virtual engagement experience of over 70,000 visitors each year, he also manages a recruitment and application evaluation territory that covers Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.

An active member of both NACAC and its PCACAC regional affiliate, Dan began his career as an Admissions Counselor at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD. He then worked as a Senior Admission Counselor at the Catholic University of America, also in D.C., before coming to GW. He earned his Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration & Policy from the Pennsylvania State University, and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Michelle Stinson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University
Michelle Stinson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University

Michelle Stinson graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC in 2013, double majoring in English and Government. Following graduation, she began working in Admissions at her alma mater.

In 2016, she worked in College and Career Readiness as a Dual Enrollment and Persistence Counselor at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, GA.

As of January 2020, Michelle is currently an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University, and works with students in DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Dejah Greene

Admissions Officer at Howard University
Dejah Greene

Admissions Officer at Howard University

Dejah Greene is an Admissions Officer at Howard University who has a passion for assisting students and families in the admissions process.

Dejah is an experienced admissions officer and administrative assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and federal government. Strong in the arts and social sciences with a Master's degree focused in Forensic Psychology from Walden University.

At Howard, Dejah primarily reviews prospective student applications for first preliminary recommendation for admission and works to make decisions based on a holistic view.

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Join Now To Transform The World

This Summer

Program Tuition & Assistance

Advanced Medical & Public Health

Internship Summit Testimonial

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I had an extremely rewarding and informational experience as an intern part of this public health internship. Interacting with Nigerian doctors, seeing real patients, learning how to treat, prevent, and diagnose diseases, learning how to suture, make a cast, examine labs, etc. are all skills and experiences that I will definitely carry with me as I progress into my future career in the medical field. My final public health project was extremely useful in allowing me to not only understand and learn about the diseases but also how to help those in need of prevention from these diseases and how to protect those in high-risk areas."

Student Name:

Warren High School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Isabel Medrano

Advanced Medical & Public Health

Internship Summit Testimonial

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The Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit gave me real-world experience creating and implementing a public health campaign in Nigeria. I learned how to diagnose and treat diseases and how to suture, use a stethoscope and make plaster casts. This program’s hands-on approach gave me insights far beyond any classroom lecture. At the culmination of the program, I joined a medical team in Nigeria and helped diagnose and treat a 1-year-old patient using the skills I learned. This changed the world for this young girl and for me. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Leadership Initiatives’ talented doctors and experts and learn from my brilliant peers."

Student Name:

The Bullis School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Sara P.

Advanced Medical & Public Health

Internship Summit Testimonial

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My favorite part of the program was the public health campaign. Even though my connections are limited, the international network of Leadership Initiatives made it possible for me to make a difference in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Through the public health campaign, I also learned about how this field and the importance of health education applies to my everyday life."

Student Name:

Crean Lutheran High School, Class of 2022

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Sarah L.

Advanced Medical & Public Health

Internship Summit Testimonial

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The goal of my public health campaign is to inform and educate children, the age group at highest risk, on how to prevent contracting malaria. In order to target children, my public health campaign focuses on the Leadership Initiatives Orphan Care and Independence Program center in Bauchi State, Nigeria. My group and I designed a lesson plan for the caretakers at the orphanage to present to the children as well as various educational activity pages that will motivate the children to concentrate on the preventative measures being taught. Since this important information will be implemented at a young age, the children will easily adapt daily preventative measures early on in their lives.

Student Name:

Concord Carlisle Regional High School, Class of 2023

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Rhone-Ann H.

Advanced Medical & Public Health

Internship Summit Testimonial

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My team designed a public health campaign that addressed the lack of information about malaria available to children. Children are at high risk for malaria because they do not have fully functioning and strong immune systems. Also, many children in Nigeria are not even aware that such a disease exists or how to prevent it. We designed our campaign with these children in mind; our campaign consists of fun activities that will help build their knowledge about preventing malaria. We are working with LI's Orphan Care Center in Nigeria. We have created lesson plans to give to the orphanage caregivers that will teach the children living there about malaria in an easy to understand, kid-friendly format."

Student Name:

Georgetown Visitation Prep School, Class of 2023

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

McKenna C.

Georgetown University

Exclusive Partnership Benefits

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is recognized worldwide for excellence in international relations, politics, medicine, and law. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 20 universities. Famous alumni include US President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, and the Crown Prince of Spain. Ideally situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with Georgetown for over a decade and have been recognized multiple times with the Outstanding Community Partner Award. We’ve created six first-of-their-kind programs for students who come from all 50 states and nations from across the globe. This summer, expand your horizons at one of the top universities in the world in the nation's capital.

Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs are granted exclusive access to experts, facilities, technology and educational opportunities from our partners. In addition our programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing our programs to offer additional benefits that no other summer program in the world can offer.

Please click on the sections above to learn about our programs, our specialized student housing, meal plans, student travel, and more. Click below to learn about our academic benefits.

Exclusive Tours Of The State Department, National Institute Of Health, Supreme Court And More

In addition to unparalleled access to mentors, experts, and direct action, students will select from a list of available locations on Choose Your Own Adventure sessions!

Officials will provide private tours of select DC sites including the World Bank, National Institute of Health and Congressional Offices. These exclusive tours allow a small group of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China,

Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy.

2020 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Supreme Court, United States Congress,

Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Washington D.C. Department of Corrections.

2020 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

National Institute of Health,

Howard University Simulation Training & Education Lab, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross and The National Museum of Health and Medicine.

2020 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Student Housing

Our Georgetown University dormitories are Copley and LXR Halls. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in the residence halls.

Whether you’re working on a group project or Sumo Wrestling on the quad, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.

Our students will live in a two-person room and may select their own roommate upon enrolling in the program.

Leadership Initiatives will provide luxury bedding, towels and pillows.

Highlights

Every air-conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet & Wi-Fi.

Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Leadership Initiatives office are all in the residence hall.

We are only a short walk from our academic buildings, Georgetown Cupcake and Georgetown's Olympic Gym.

Student Meal Plans

Leadership Initiatives is proud to have an all-inclusive meal plan. Students will never spend additional money on meals while at the conference. All participants have three meals per day, access to snacks and drinks at all times in the dorm rooms and several dessert surprises throughout the week.

We are the only summer program in the world where students are able to order food directly through our app which is delivered to students after classes to ensure they can focus solely on transforming lives at the conference.

We guarantee that you will have something to eat of your choosing, regardless of food allergies, veganism, vegetarianism, or any other health concern or dietary restriction.

Every morning, we create a continental breakfast buffet. Every student can use our waffle makers, select from ten types of cereal, sausages, tea, coffee, several juices, fruit, and three types of breakfast sandwiches every morning of the summit.

Students will have the opportunity to choose from 4 different restaurants for each meal every day that they are at the summit. Below are all the locations you will have an opportunity to eat at including the Famous Supreme Court Dining Hall.

Continental Breakfast

Lunches and Dinners From Local Restaurants

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Student Safety

Student Health

Students Are Always With A Staff Member

If A Student Becomes Sick Or Injured

Students With Medical Conditions

Students will live in Copley and LXR Halls. Students and staff will live together in the residence halls to ensure students have all educational, health and safety needs attended to day and night.

All Georgetown University dormitories have special keycard access requirements and security at the front entrance ensuring non-students cannot entire the dormitory and students cannot leave without permission.

Leadership Initiatives Staff and Offices are on call/open twenty-four hours a day during the conference. We are always ready to answer student or parent questions and provide assistance any time it is needed.

Resident Counselors make medical appointments in coordination with parents, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits.

Appointments are made with University Health Services or the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Leadership Initiatives has trained staff to allow students with almost any medical condition attend our conferences. Please email our main offices and we will create a plan together to ensure the student has the time of his or her life.

Student Arrivals And Departures

Students Arriving And Departing By Plane

Students Arriving By Car

Arrival Dates Outside Of The Program

Leadership Initiatives can provide transportation to and from the program for an additional $70. This includes pickup and drop-off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (National, Dulles, BWI) and Penn Station if a student is arriving by train.

Leadership Initiatives staff members will pick up and drop students at the security gate. Leadership Initiatives will send a picture of the staff member picking up the student 24hrs before their flight's departure.

Upon arrival, the Leadership Initiatives staff member picking up the student will send a picture of the student to the parent or guardian.

When departing, the Leadership Initiatives staff member taking the student to the airport will walk the student to the security gate and will stay at the airport until the student's flight has taken off.

If you are arriving by car please use this address: 3700 P Street NW, Washington DC 20007. Your luggage will be off-loaded at a small drop off area and carted to your residence hall upon arrival.

Students who are traveling extensive distances may arrive one to three days early but will be subject to early arrival fees by Georgetown University of $200 per additional night of stay. All other students must adhere to check-in times.

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Academic, College Application

& Career Benefits

SAT/ACT Training

TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States.

LI has designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices

YDP participants have access to college admissions panels with representatives from some of the top universities in the nation.

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College Probability Modeling

College Admission Panels

College Essay Review

All YDP participants are able to submit five college application essays for review by our partners at University Connection.

YDP students will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them by any LI staff member.

Students who participate in a YDP help create a new business or expand a growing business in a developing country

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Letters of Recommendation

Real-World Experience

Scholarship Assistance

LI has compiled a database of past scholarship recipients to identify these factors and ease the burden of scholarship application for YDP students.

All YDP participantsnts receive professional resume creation advice and help from Leadership Initiatives.

LI will work to ensure that your work to transform lives is recognized.

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Resume Editing Assistance

Community Service

Leadership Initiatives creates a personalized website for each International Internship Program team highlighting their collaborative efforts with their partner in the International Business & Development Internship, International Law & Advocacy Internship, or International Public Health Internship.

The website displays your team's solutions, grant proposal, photos of your partners, and illustrates the impact your team has had on the life and community of your partners. The website link is included in your letters of recommendation, allowing colleges to independently explore the phenomenal work done by each and every student.

Click below to view Youth Development Program websites.

Personalized Website

Advanced Law & Trial Internship

Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

International Leadership & Business Internship

National Security & Intelligence Internship

Partners and Sponsors

Guidestar
Global Giving
Great Nonprofits
International Youth Foundation
Future First Foundation
TestRocker
Microsoft Youthspark Grant Recipient
University Connection