FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, two-week intensive summer experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training.
FSMA students are exposed to clinical skills training, gross anatomy and pathology workshops, clinical simulation scenarios, problem-based learning, and workshops inpatient-centered care models. FSMA students are taught by physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. They also experience mentoring in small groups led by college and graduate students focused on careers in medicine and the health professions.
The brochure, student application, and academic recommendation are now available! You can apply through our online forms or print our paper applications. There is a processing fee of $35 for student applications.