Earn certificates as you learn to think like a FutureMD
High school students rotate through eleven medical disciplines to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a doctor. Students also have the chance to earn certificates as they complete each of these virtual shadowships.
MENTORED BY LEADERS IN MEDICINE
Coaching & Mentoring from Leading Doctors
A Unique Premed Educational Experience For High School Students Unlike Anything That’s Ever Been Offered
Last year nearly 6,000 applicants applied to Queen’s School of Medicine. Only 109 were accepted. With acceptance rates being so low, you need a clear advantage to get a leg up against the competition. PremedSKL is based on the SHEMS™ model of showing early and persistent commitment to a career in medicine to doctors on the medical school admissions committees.
Shadowships in 11 medical specialties to teach you exactly how doctors think in the clinic.
State-of-the-art training so that you develop habits that lead to a successful medical career (We call these MD habits)
You will earn medical education certificates as you progress through the PremedSKL curriculum to use for your CV
Our team of hand-picked Leading Doctors and award-winning medical students will work closely with you in our weekly office hours and in our monthly live sessions to give you personalized support along your journey to becoming a FutureMD
ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
Tailor made for science enthusiasts and those who want to explore a career in medicine
A 12-week curriculum made for high school students eager to explore what life as a doctor could be.
PremedSKL is a year-long curriculum broken up into smaller 12-week quadmesters tailor made for students in grades 10-12. Each quadmester high schoolers explore 2-3 new medical disciplines, similar to how medical students rotate through clerkships. This format allows all students – those who are passionate about medicine and those who are just curious – to get a real sense of what it’s like to be a doctor.
How to apply to PremedSKL
- Fill out the application: We require a short application to better get to know applicants and ensure this is the right program for them. There is a $99 fee to hold your spot or if you qualify for our IDEA scholarship this fee is waived.
- Our admissions board reviews your submission: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so admissions decisions are made within 1-2 weeks after receiving your application. We run 4 quadmesters a year, each 12 weeks long.
- Start your first medical discipline! Once admitted into the program we’ll invite you to an orientation class the week before classes start so you can meet the other students and get familiar with your personal course dashboard.
Flexible payment options and scholarships
PremedSKL is dedicated to enhancing access to mentorship and learning opportunities for Grade 10-12 students who demonstrate an early interest in the study of medicine. We offer two scholarship programs to help our program be more accessible.
Our FUTURE MD Scholarship is a $500 scholarship to competitive students who are accepted into our program. This scholarship is automatically applied upon acceptance into the program and does not require any additional requirements or a separate application.
Our PremedSKL IDEA Scholarship encourages the pursuit of meaningful engagement in medicine for high school students from under-resourced and/or underrepresented communities. The criteria used to determine eligibility stem from recommendations from the Canadian Federation of Medical Students’ 2020 Equity Diversity and Inclusion Position Paper as well as current pathways for equitable admissions in Canadian medical schools. Students accepted will receive a full scholarship towards the full year curriculum. Learn more about the IDEA Scholarship →