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Mini-Medical University for Teens

About the Program

Memorial Hospital’s Volunteer Services Department offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience for high-school-aged students. Admitted students become immersed in various healthcare professions, experiencing the vibrancy of the hospital through presentations and activities alongside some of Beacon’s best and brightest! In past years, ‘curriculum’ has included lectures from clinicians in specialty areas, labs and exposure to clinical units and services within Memorial.

Mini-Medical University for Teens (MMU) is a full-day, week-long experience offered for three sessions in June and July. The programming is geared toward high school students ages 15 to 17 who will be rising juniors and seniors in the summer.

Students who successfully complete MMU become eligible to interview for a volunteer position at the hospital. Due to privacy laws and other requirements, only high school students ages 15 to 17 who successfully complete MMU are eligible to volunteer while in high school.

Summer 2022 Recap

We were excited to bring back MMU this past summer after postponing the program in 2020 and 2021. Thank you to the many Beacon associates who made this programming possible and to the families who participated!

Three classes graduated and several of these students have already started volunteering within Beacon Health System.

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(Pictured: Students learning in the Memorial Family Medicine Residency program simulation lab, posing outside the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, and scrubbed into an operating room)

Interested in applying in 2023?

Complete the form below to be notified when MMU 2023 information is available.

In early spring, Volunteer Services hosts an Information Night, where the new application packet and important deadlines are released. Shortly after Information Night, the application will be available for download from this webpage. Historically, the application packet has included a Statement of Interest, Letter of Recommendation, list of required health records and optional financial aid application.

We hope to see you in Summer 2023 when MMU is back in session!

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