Youth for Medicine
A program that encourages medical vocations, aimed at baccalaureate students through theory and practical sessions given by leading hospital centres across Catalonia.
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: