Mini Medical School Experiences student handout 2012.pdf

Our mission:  

To provide innovative programs, hands on experiences and counseling to students and parents about the fields of medicine and surgery.   

Mini Medical School Experience

Mini Medical School for College PreMeds

This program provides college premeds an overview of medical school. The program is 2- 4 hours long and is tailored to the needs of the sponsoring group. In addition, Dr. Rubin offers lectures on a numerous subjects for premeds ranging from interview skills to the changes in the new 2015 MCAT.  

Programs have been held at the following schools:

Benedictine University, Lisle IL

University of Illinois - Chicago, IL

University of Illinois - Champaign, IL

Washington University at St. Louis

We anticipate our next program will be at Loyola University, Chicago.

Mini Podiatric Medical School

The field of Podiatry is not well known among pre-health professional students.  To raise awareness of the field and to encourage students to consider a career in podiatry, Dr. Rubin has been offering a Mini Podiatric Medical School at Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Rubin’s son Jason graduated from this school in May 2012.  This program is 4 hours long and provides an overview of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery including 10 hands on experiences ranging from taking vital signs to casing fractured ankles.  

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is an attending pediatrician at Naperville Pediatric Associates since 1988.  He received his B.A. in Biology from New York University, his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Chicago where he also completed his pediatric residency.  Dr. Rubin is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is on the active staff at Edward Hospital, Naperville IL.  Dr. Rubin started his Mini Medical School with his son, Zachary, a forth year medical student at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine back in 2004.

To help further your interest in medicine, Dr. Rubin has compiled the following

lists of combined program for your reference.

A one day 8 hour non-competitive program for any student who wants to explore the field of medicine. This program provides a very fast overview of a typical medical school with an emphasis on the clinical sciences.  Students will get a hands on experience through rotating in groups. Our next program will be on June 28, 2015. Enrollment is on a first come first served basis. The application for this program is posted online.  Click on this icon

to apply:

Mini Medical School for High School Students

A 20 hour competitive program for junior, senior and advanced sophomore students This program is designed for students who are serious about pursuing a career in medicine.

Welcome to the Class of 2015!

For details, go to the virtual blackboard.

Email Dr. Rubin at if you have questions or want to be notified when applications for our next program are posted online..

Ira S. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.

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