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As a teen, I realize how important it is for adolescents to maintain good health and well being. We are the future of the world and can make a difference now. My wanting to be a Pediatric Surgeon started about two years ago and has stuck by my side ever since. Being a Pediatric Surgeon will mean more to me than just scalpels and incisions. As much as I work on healing children physically, the emotional healing process is a component of recovery that I strongly believe in. From personal experience, when I do not feel well physically, I do not feel well emotionally.

My goal as a physician will be to help children and teens feel at ease and loved during the process of healing. I seek to save and change the lives of youth with the help of modern medicine and knowledge. This is the face of America's future health care and support!

For My final project, I 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 I will then diagnose a patient in sub-Saharan Africa with a doctor in real time and recommend a treatment.

I will spend each day working with medical and health professionals, visiting top medical facilities and becoming certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. In this accelerated internship, I will spend a day at Howard University Simulation Center, where I will have the rare opportunity to perform an upper endoscopy, an abdominal ultrasound, and learn how to draw blood using state-of-the-art-simulation units.

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Intern With A Hospital And Diagnose Real Patients

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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 I 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 draw blood 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.

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$3400 *65 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available

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Receive Certification in

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Students will intern for the Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center 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 provides free training and certification from the Red Cross for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), First Aid And Emergency Treatment using state-of-the-art training equipment.

This in-depth medical 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 Royal Shifa Hospital & Surgery Center 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. Garba-Aliyu, who has over twenty years 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.

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Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

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Dr. James Giordano

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

LI Advanced Neuroscience Internship-Director/Chief of Georgetown University's Neuroethics Studies Program/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.

Carmine C. Carullo Copy

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

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.

Dr. Aisha Garba

LI Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship-Education Director
Dr. Aisha Garba

LI Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship-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.

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.

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.”

Dr. Ryan Murray

Dr. Ryan Murray

Dr. Ryan Murray is an orthopedic surgeon in Washington, District of Columbia. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for less than 3 years.

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.

Nancy Warneke

Lead Health & Safety Instructor American Red Cross
Nancy Warneke

Lead Health & Safety Instructor American Red Cross

Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde

Georgetown University Hospital-Resident Doctor & The National Institute Of Health-Researcher
Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde

Georgetown University Hospital-Resident Doctor & The National Institute Of Health-Researcher

Erin Humphries

Tenleytown Fire Department Washington, D.C.-First Response Team Lead EMT & Paramedic
Erin Humphries

Tenleytown Fire Department Washington, D.C.-First Response Team Lead EMT & Paramedic

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.

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.

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/

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.

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Learn From Top Medical School Admissions Officers

Ed Meyertholen

Ed Meyertholen

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

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

George Washington University School of Medicine-Assistant Director Of Admissions

Michelle Y. Whitehurst-Cook, M.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University-Senior Associate Dean for Admissions
Michelle Y. 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.

Paul T. White

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-Assistant Dean for Admissions
Paul T. White

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-Assistant Dean for Admissions

Kimberly Snyder Mehta, J.D.

Educational Consultant
Kimberly Snyder Mehta, J.D.

Educational Consultant

Kim guides students interested in law school, MBA programs, medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, and numerous master’s and Ph.D. programs ranging from Human Resources to Physical Therapy. In addition to her work successfully advising students interested in furthering their education by attending graduate and professional schools, Kim provides guidance to high school students with their essay writing and the undergraduate college application process.

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Meet With College Admissions Experts

Erica Curtis

Brown University-Admissions Evaluator (Former)
Erica Curtis

Brown University-Admissions Evaluator (Former)

I am a Former Admissions Evaluator at Brown University and have been working in college admissions for almost a decade. I have enjoyed counseling hundreds of students through the college admissions process as the Director of College Counseling and Associate Director of College Counseling at various independent schools in Maryland. My knowledge of selective college admissions has only increased through membership in NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and PCACAC (Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling) and travel to professional conferences and campus visits.

I also love teaching students and have taught US history, American government, French and psychology classes in the past. My foray into education began with a year abroad in South Korea teaching ESL.

I have my BA from the Pennsylvania State University in History and French, MA from Columbia University in French Studies, and a MAT from Brown University in Secondary Education. I lived  abroad in Paris for three years and take every opportunity to return to France as often as possible.

When I am not advising students about the college admissions process, I am an avid knitter, weaver, baker, and hiker.

Reggie McGahee

George Washington University-Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Reggie McGahee

George Washington University-Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

A former National Bar Association“Young Lawyer of the Year” and “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40”, Reginald A. McGahee became an Assistant Dean at Howard University School of Law at the age of 26. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions and is well known for his innovative ideas and dedication to helping shape the future of the law school.

A Georgia native, Dean McGahee graduated South Carolina State University (“SCSU”) with honors with dual degrees in English and Political Science. While at SCSU, he travelled the country to represent his undergrad, was selected to serve as a Washington DC Capitol Intern, served as the Student Director of the South Carolina Legislative Black and was selected as a fellow at the University of Virginia Ralph Bunche Summer Institute in the area of political science for his research in group utility heuristics in the African American Community.

In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Dean, Reginald is a former partner at Mincey, Battle and McGahee, LLP, where he negotiated contracts for professional athletes. Dean McGahee has spoken internationally in Brazil, Switzerland, Canada, France, London, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates and at over 100 events domestically. His areas of expertise range from law school admissions, diversity in the legal profession, student and professional success to the impact that education has on emerging communities in the 21st century.

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!

Theodosia S. Cook

Dartmouth College-Director of Institutional Diversity and Equity
Theodosia S. Cook

Dartmouth College-Director of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Experienced Fellow with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Higher Education, Secondary Education and Diversity Training. Currently driving greater organizational awareness by applying principles of inclusive leadership, organization development, adult learning, and instructional design to create systems and initiatives to bring the very best out of people and institutions.

Annie Vinik

Educational Consultant at Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc.
Annie Vinik

Educational Consultant at Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc.

Annie Vinik joined Vinik EPS in 2014 after a thirteen-year career on college campuses. In her years as an academic advisor, Annie helped hundreds of students successfully transition to college life and now uses her experience and nuanced understanding of university culture to guide her clients through the college admissions process. In addition to her work with high school students, Annie also helps college students with graduate school admissions.

Annie holds a bachelors degree from Duke University and a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before joining Vinik EPS, she was an Associate Director of Academic Advising at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, where she helped students map out their academic plans, from orientation through graduation and beyond. Her work also focused on undergraduate research and study abroad.

Prior to GW, Annie taught English in France, worked at the Duke University Law School, and oversaw the study abroad program at the Olin College of Engineering. As an undergraduate, Annie spent a year studying abroad in Paris. She also volunteered in the Duke Office of Undergraduate Admissions and later served as an alumni interviewer for the university. A graduate of Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, she was a member of the school's Alumni Board for almost ten years, including two as president.

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Having the opportunity to diagnose and recommend treatment to patients in other countries has made me fall in love with the field of medicine even more.

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LI has contributed to my future in medicine and in the largest way possible; exposure to the field itself!"

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Now Interning For Leadership Initiatives and Working Directly With Surgeons On Our Medical Neuroscience Program.

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Shane A.

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Leadership Initiatives Medical Summit was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to get a realistic perspective on the medical field. The arrangement of the program allows us to do so many incredible things that many others do not have the opportunity to do. They provide phenomenal guest speakers to talk with us and give us insight into our future aspirations. The summit promoted me to want to strive to pursue a career in medicine."

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

An IBIP student working as an intern to plan the 2020 Medical Programs.

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Arielle P.

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Being able to talk to so many medical professionals and help others in underprivileged communities during a Leadership Initiatives summer program was such an enlightening experience.

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Leadership Initiatives gave me the opportunity to understand more about public health, and because of this, I feel better prepared for college than I did before I attended. I would gladly recommend this program to anyone that wants to learn more about the field of medicine."

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

A LI intern who's working with the Shifa Royal Hospital to work on the 2019 medical programs.

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Noah K.

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Attended the Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit.

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Kaylee B.

Last year was my first time with Leadership initiatives and I learned a lot. I met a lot of people that I am still in contact with today. We were taught how to use a first aid kit, AED and do CPR which all we were certified in by the time we left. I am really excited about going back this summer for tier 2 and for the chance to work even more in the field of medicine and create more life long memories."

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Interning With Leadership Initiatives to Plan The Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit.

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Haley Bowland

The Advanced Medical and Public Health summit was by far the most life-changing summer camps of my life. I had never felt more like I could make a difference, regardless of the fact that I had only just finished my freshman year of high school.

The experiences that LI has planned throughout this week are absolutely incredible. I've never been more excited than I am for the upcoming neuroscience summit. I don't think that June can come fast enough!"

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

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Student Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Attended the Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit.

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Lucy W.

The Advanced Medical and Public Health summit was by far the most life-changing summer camps of my life. I had never felt more like I could make a difference, regardless of the fact that I had only just finished my freshman year of high school.

The experiences that LI has planned throughout this week are absolutely incredible. I've never been more excited than I am for the upcoming neuroscience summit. I don't think that June can come fast enough!"

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

All students attending Leadership Initiatives Summer Programs are entitled to ten benefits that no other organization around the world offers to their participants. Each benefit is specifically designed to assist the participating student with entrance into college or gain experience/knowledge in a career they wish to one day pursue.

In 2019 our graduating seniors:

Received over $1.58 million dollars in scholarships for college.

Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.

85% of our graduating seniors requested and received letters of recommendation.

On average increased their ACT scores by 4 points and SAT scores by 240 points.

Click on the links to your left and to the right below to learn more.

Our Top 10 Academic, College Selection And College Application Benefits

1. College Admissions Counseling

2. College Probability Modeling

3. SAT/ACT Training Courses

4. College Essay Review Service

5. Letters Of Recommendation

College Application Benefits

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To Learn More

Summer program students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a college admissions expert. They will help walk students through the ins-and-outs of college applications, essay writing, and scholarships.

Students can speak directly with former admissions officers from schools such as Yale, Brown & UCLA. These individuals have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of college admissions.

Students are recommended to have their most pressing questions about the college application process ready so they can have them answered by someone who knows the application system inside and out.

Past students have used this time to hone in on their essay topics, decide on how many colleges to apply to, and create application time lines.

One-On-One College Admissions Counseling

Leadership Initiatives and our partners at Parchment, TestRocker and University Initiatives have designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices based on the students GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, career goals, financial need and more.

The Leadership Initiatives college admissions team will then help all participants narrow their college interest list and create a college application plan.

Because our college admissions team work with a broad range of higher education institutions, their advice, and beneficial knowledge will allow students to further understand the college admissions process.

College Probability Calculator

College Probability Calculator

Community Service

Extra-Curricular Activities

Financial Assistance Needs

SAT/ACT Test Scores

Grade Point Average

The college admissions team will then identify the most important areas students can focus on to increase their probability of gaining acceptance into their top college choices.

College Probability Modeling

Featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post, TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States. All summer program participants will receive one year of free online SAT/ACT training from TestRocker valued at over $1200.

Students have increased their SAT & ACT scores by an average of 280 points and 4 points, respectively.

TestRocker utilizes personalized learning that incorporates technology & quality content to enable students to drastically increase their ability to take college standardized tests. TestRocker combines highly-effective private tutors with the best technology on the market to increase student scores.

TestRocker comes with customized lessons, full-length tests, and 24/7 customer service.

Handpicked by parents and industry experts for BEST-IN-CLASS AWARDS

We will email the students’ parents a bi-weekly report so that parents can keep track of their progress.

We take accountability to support our students throughout their test-prep journey.

Exclusive SAT/ACT Training From TestRocker

All summer participants are able to submit up to five college application essays for review by our partners at University Initiatives. University Initiatives employs college writing professors and admissions experts to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications.

This offer is exclusive, and not available with any other institution or program!

Each student essay will be edited to ensure it makes an excellent impression at every stage of the competitive application process. The editors will improve the style, clarity, sentence structure and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed.

To ensure language errors do not keep students from achieving their ambitions, every section of your university application will be carefully proofread to eliminate any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling and more.

Editors bring their experience in many different backgrounds, including Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities.

College Essay Review Service

Students who participate in any of Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them from any Leadership Initiatives staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.

Students that participated in the International Leadership and Business Summit can ask for letters of recommendation from their business partner or translator. Students of the Advanced Law and Trial Summit can request letters from the programs directors or lawyers they are interning with for letters of recommendation.

Students of the Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit can ask the patients they diagnose or the doctors they work with for letters of recommendation. Students receive glowing and personal letters of recommendation from individuals whose lives they impacted and professionals they have partnered with.

These unique and complimentary letters are one of the most highly regarded benefits that Leadership Initiatives has. Below are letters of recommendation from past students showcasing how the program transformed their lives:

Matthew Matusiewicz - Full Ride to UC Berkeley School of Engineering

Matthew Chang - Over $30,000 in Financial Assistance to Attend Harvard University

Ricky Toh - Outside Merit Based Full Ride to Stanford University

Meredith Karle - Full Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Letters Of Recommendation

Students will receive customized web pages based on which program they attend.

web pages include a portfolio that outlines the real court case each student

worked on, showcasing their actual internship with Goodwin Weber PLLC and their work advocating for clients on Capitol Hill.

Law Program

web pages showcase the student's internship with a business in the

developing world and their solution development presentation to members of the United Nations, Harvard's University Admissions Panel, and the US Pentagon.

Business Program

web pages include a full video of each student diagnosing a real patient

in the developing world using VR technology, the CPR, AED, and First Aid certification awarded by the Red Cross of America, and each student's work at the Howard University Medical Simulation Center.

Medical Program

A link to the website will be included in each student's personal letter of recommendation, allowing colleges to discover firsthand the once-in-a-lifetime experience each student has had alongside Leadership Initiatives.

Below are student websites from our 2019 summer programs.

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Program

Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit

Student Career Websites

6. Student Career Websites

7. Elite College Admissions Panels

8. Career Mentorship Program

9. Scholarship Application Assistance

10. College Student Mentorship Program

College Selection Benefits

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To Learn More

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form a panel of college admissions officers to provide students with a firsthand account on how universities select their incoming students.

Students attend an exclusive Question and Answer Session with College Admissions Officers from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and American University. These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, what activities stand out the most in student applications, and techniques to write a memorable application essay.

Participants in each program attend a specific graduate-level admissions panel to plan ahead to Law School, Medical School, and Business School.

No other program in the country offers pre-professional school advice directly from admissions officers, allowing students to plan ahead to their future careers and shape their path to success.

Elite College Admissions Panels

Leadership Initiatives partners summer program students with a US-based mentor of their choice from the Leadership Initiatives community of supporters.

Potential mentorship partners include executives at some of the Country’s most successful businesses, top legal experts in Washington, D.C., Harvard Staff and Faculty, former State Department officials, Georgetown University Professors, NASA scientists, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and more.

Over the course of 18 months, these mentors work with students to help navigate the way to their future colleges and careers.

Students receive the perceptive, wisdom, and life advice from these highly successful mentors to aid in their transition to college and their career beyond.

Career Mentorship Program

Leadership Initiatives has worked with high school seniors and current undergraduates to apply for scholarships for over two decades. Seniors who utilize our scholarship assistance program to apply for 12 scholarships, that we approve and professionally edit have a 32.17% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.

In 2019, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $4.8 million dollars in financial aid for all four years of college.

Program participants received Merit Based Full Scholarships For:

Notre Dame

UNC Chapel Hill

UC Berkley

Loyola

Kansas State

The University of Chicago (through a Questbridge Scholarship)

Program participants received additional scholarships for: 

Stanford, Columbia, University of Virginia, William & Mary, University of Michigan, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, American University, and many more!

Scholarship Application Assistance

Current college students know first hand the best and worst qualities of their respective university, as well as the time-consuming and often stressful application process. Leadership Initiatives pairs summer program students with current college students from the school of their choice to get the most personal and authentic image of their dream school.

Students will have one-on-one calls with their college mentor to answer any questions, discuss the qualities of the college, and receive advice on the application process. LI has past students and current interns at the nations top colleges, as well as access to students at nearly every US college. These calls act as an exceptional resource during the college-decision period of every student’s life.

Summer program students also have the opportunity to network with past participants, who attend the nation's foremost universities, received internships at the UN, with US congressional officials, and many leading businesses nationwide.

These leaders will share the steps they took to achieve these goals and offer advice for your own personal journey into the university and career of your choosing.

College Student Mentorship Program

Partners and Sponsors

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