1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Exploring Careers in Medicine

You might know there are different kinds of doctors and nurses, but did you know there are more than 100 medical subspecialties? Clinical areas are defined by different parts of the body (and relationships between them), diseases, injuries, and environments. If you are interested in biology and human health, you might want to consider a path toward a medical specialization such as cytopathology, vascular neurology, clinical genetics, or aerospace medicine, to name a few. The increasingly narrow expertise of doctors and nurses can mean greater knowledge of particular health problems, but it can also make it more difficult to understand how health concerns are caused by multiple sources and affect multiple parts of the body. Through a combination of lectures, expert clinical guest speakers, and field trips, you will gain a greater understanding of the range of clinical care professions, their relation to each other, some challenges that might not be obvious to patients, and the rewards that make such demanding careers worthwhile. Please note: Due to conversations about human biology concepts and emotionally challenging patient situations, this course will be limited to upper class students (rising juniors and seniors only).

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 10 or 11 (rising juniors and seniors only)
  • High school students who want to learn more about different kinds of medical specialties and their relation to each other, as well as understand the paths toward various clinical health professions

You'll Walk Away With

  • Familiarity with the range of available clinical care subspecialties
  • An understanding of how clinical professions and subspecialties relate to each other and what benefits and burdens result from increased specialization
  • Knowledge about how best to pursue different clinical health paths, what less-discussed challenges accompany these jobs, and what makes these demanding professions so rewarding
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Available Sessions

  • Session 2 Jul 08 - 12, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Session 3 Jul 15 - 19, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Information Table

Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule


International Student Deadline: March 15, 2024
Residential U.S Student Deadline: May 17, 2024
Commuter U.S Student Deadline: June 7, 2024

Application Requirements and Fees

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