Do you want to experience medicine up close?

Youth for Medicine brings you closer to discovering how a hospital works from care to research

What is Youth for Medicine?

It is a course aimed at 1st and 2nd year baccalaureate interested in degrees related to medicine. The main objective is for the students to get to know up close how to work in a hospital from assistance to research. They will be able to get a taste of how different diseases are diagnosed and treated, and what research is being carried out to better understand them and find more effective treatments to combat them.

The program consists of 18 theoretical/practical sessions on different Saturdays, which take place between the months of November 2021 and May 2022. In these sessions, the different services and specialties that exist within a hospital are discussed, based on the face-to-face visit to the different leading hospitals in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Among others they will treat heart diseases, the functioning of organ transplants, mental illnesses, they will approach surgery, neurosciences, clinical genetics, pediatrics, or cancer.

How does the Youth for Medicine program work?

The Youth for Medicine program will host a total of 150 young people interested in the world of health and medicine, who will visit the main most important hospitals in the metropolitan area of Barcelona.

Participants will form 6 groups of 25 students. The formation of these smaller groups has been sought to be able to offer training of the highest quality, and to facilitate the visits to the different areas of the hospital centers.

Each group of 25 will rotate through the different hospitals, therefore, each group will start the course in a different hospital and end in another.

During the program, the participants of the different groups will not coincide in the same Health Centers, all the groups will carry out the sessions simultaneously at the different participating hospitals.

Hospital rotation of the program:

Rotatori hospitalari del programa

20th September to 20th October 2021
Registration closes 20th October at 11.59 p.m.
21st October to 28th October 2021
Evaluation of the different profiles and applications of the candidates
29th October 2021
Communication to selected and non-selected students
29th October to 15th November 2021
1rst Payment
Confirmation of the student’s place by with the first payment
20th November 2021
Youth for Medicine starts
10th January to 19th January 2022
Second Payment
Period to make the 2nd payment
28th May 2022
Course end date
Youth for Medicine last session

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