Medical and Surgical Skills Program for All Aspiring Medical Professionals (July 2021 USA-EST/PST)

The Future Doctors Academy’s Online, Virtual and Distance Learning Hands-on Medical and Surgical Skills Summer 2021 Program

If you want to become a great medical professional – do not miss this for anything!

◊ Eight full days of pure medical immersion!

◊ The 2020 Program’s over-all satisfaction rating was 9.24 (on a scale of 1-10)!

Attention all aspiring future medical professionals in Grade 11, 12, as  well as premed students

A unique, life-changing, hands-on, medical immersion experience – carefully designed for Distance Learning

  • Gain well over 50 medical and surgical skills – skills that doctors and surgeons use daily

  • Medical examination skills

  • Diagnostic skills

  • Acquire surgical knot-tying skills

  • Gain and perfect your suturing skills

  • Lots more!

Program Information:

Presented by: The Apprentice Corporation (Apprentice Doctor®) in association with the BEST Academy, Tampa FL

Region/Time zone: USA and Canada – Eastern Standard Time (EST: Live and PST: Video recordings)

Setting: At home or in small groups at informal venues (*Covid19 directives apply)

Type: A combination of Virtual Interactive Lectures and Synchronized Online Distance Learning

Classification: Accredited Medical and Surgical Skills Program

Program dates: MOVED TO JULY 19-28, 2021

Registrations close: June 21, 2021

Eligibility: Aspiring medical professional students in grade 10 to 12 and premed students – years 1-4

Program fee:  $595 (payable no later than June 15, 2021)

Early Bird fee: $495 ($100 discount if program fee is settled on or before 31 May 2021)

The fee includes the following: 

The For Future Doctors Course and Medical Kit as well as other medical items.

  1. A professional medical-grade FDA-approved finger Pulse Oximeter
  2. The acclaimed Apprentice Doctor® Suture Training Kit

4. Access to the accredited Future Doctor Academy Online Course material:

  1. Foundation Medical
  2. Surgical Knot tying and Suturing
  3. Pulse Oximetry
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5. Tuition (The Future Doctors Academy Foundation Course): Eight days full of medical tuition, lectures by many practicing medical professionals in a spectrum of medical professions. The program includes multiple practical sessions and workshops.

6. The Future Doctors Academy’s accredited certificate.

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Note: students who have their own Future Doctors Kits qualify for a discount to the equivalent value of the kit/s.

 The Apprentice Doctor® Presents the Ultimate, Accredited Premedical Programs/Workshops.

Do Not Miss This for Anything!

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The objectives of the Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Medical Course are to equip students:

Perform > 50 fun Practical Projects at home and gain dozens of medical skills!

The Future Doctors Academy Foundation Medical Course and associated Apprentice Doctor® Medical Kit:

  • Offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of medicine.
  • Promote the concept of taking responsibility for one’s health.
  • It may very well lead to choosing a fulfilling career in one of the numerous fields of modern medicine.

 After completing The Future Doctors Academy Foundation Medical Course, students should have a good understanding of:

  • An understanding of medical ethics
  • The importance of taking a thorough medical history
  • The basic principles of conducting a medical examination
  • An understanding of how to use several medical instruments and items
  • The basic human anatomy and physiology of the eleven bodily systems
  • The systematic approach in diagnosing diseases
  • The meaning of multiple medical terms (medical terminology)
  • Various careers in medicine and healthcare

In addition to this, the student will have the following healthcare/medical skills:

Hand Hygiene

  • Hand washing
  • Applying alcohol hand-rub
  • Donning and doffing gloves

Distinguish between normal and abnormal bodily sounds

  • Heart sounds
  • Gastro-intestinal sounds
  • Respiratory sounds
  • Joint sounds

 The student will be able to assess a patient’s vitals

  • Heat rate
  • Body temperature
  • Respiratory rate
  • Blood pressure

 The student will be able to examine various bodily parts

  • The eye
  • The ear
  • The skin, hair, and nails
  • The mouth

 The student will be able to elicit neurological reflexes

  • The Patellar Reflex
  • The Babinski reflex
  • The Pupil-light reflex

Other medical skills (perform and interpret)

  • Urinalysis
  • Pulse Oximetry

The student will have a working understanding of the following topics

  • The body’s water balance
  • The basic principles of airway management
  • Emergency medicine and trauma
  • Burn injuries
  • Growths (tumors)
  • Several metabolic diseases
  • Many infectious diseases

The objective of the Apprentice Doctor® Suturing Course is to equip students:

  • With the skills to confidently tie surgical knots
  • Various techniques for suturing lacerations
  • A basic understanding of the theory of wound closure and wound care

The student should, on completion of this course, have a good understanding of:

  • The basic principles of wound care
  • Knot tying techniques (as related to knots used in surgery)
  • Surgical instruments used in suturing
  • Suture materials
  • The various suturing techniques used by medical professionals to close lacerations
  • Suturing complications and how to rectify these

The student should have the following skills:

  • Tying a square knot (two-hand tie, one-hand tie, and instrument tie)
  • Tying a surgeon’s knot (one-hand tie and instrument tie)
  • Placing sub-cutaneous sutures
  • Placing interrupted sutures
  • Placing a variety of mattress sutures
  • Using several other types of suturing techniques
  • Correcting minor discrepancies while suturing
  • Removing sutures

Proposed program schedule:

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Successful candidates will receive a letter of acceptance per email – as per application form

Settle the program fee here (full fee: $595; early bird offer: $495 expires 31 May 2021):

Pay Online

The relevant conference  Zoom and Course links will follow closer to the program date via email

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Students proudly showing their Future Doctors Academy certificates!

Meet your Future Doctor Academy 2021 Online Program Team:

Dr Friedrich M Dexter
Dr. Anton Scheepers 

Your international program host

Experienced O&MF Surgeon

Director of the Future Doctors Academy

Prof. Chishimba Nathan Mowa BVM, MVM, PhD

Acting Dean of the Future Doctors Academy

ASU, Boone, NC

 Dr. Dexter Frederick MD

Academic advisor

Director of the B.E.S.T. Academy

Tampa FL

Mrs. Donna Burton


ProVitals-Healthcare Education 

Atlanta GA

And many more to be announced in due course!

Accreditation, associations, and endorsements

  • Under the umbrella of the Solid Rock Virtual School, Tarpon Springs,  FL, the Foundation Medical Course is accredited:
  • The National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA)
  • The National Association of Private Schools (NAPS)
  • The Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Association (FCCPSA)
  • The Apprentice Corporation is a member of IELA (The International E-Learning Association)

The Apprentice Corp is associated with high profile organizations in the field of medical training:

International Apprentice Doctor® or associated programs:

The Apprentice Corporation – leaders in medical education since 2002

Future Doctors Academy: A positive influence in the lives of future medical professionals

The Apprentice Doctor®: Your Simulation Lab in a Box!

Frequently asked questions:

I am in grade 11, and I am interested in becoming a PA (physician’s assistant). Is this something I can do?

Absolutely – any high school student in grades 10-12, college, and university students aiming at any medical or nursing professional career may apply.

As it is essentially a medical skills program – how will I practice these skills at home?

The course is structured, and icons will indicate practical projects suitable for self-examination and projects where students will need a test subject. The test subject can be a family member (a mother, father, brother, sister, or friend). In an academic setting, it can be a fellow student. The supervision of a responsible adult (parent, guardian, or teacher) is essential in all cases where a minor is part of this program or where a minor function as a test subject. No exceptions!

How will I be able to practice clinical skills as I don’t have a stethoscope?

Students will receive the Apprentice Doctor® Medical Set/Kit – containing all the instruments and items required for completing the Future Doctors Academy Foundation Course.

Will I work on my own, or will there be lectures all the time?

Registered students will interact with guiding medical professionals for approximately 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon. For the balance of the program days, students will study the online course material and practice their clinical skills on their own – occasionally using family members or friends as patients for practicing examining skills.

Will this open the doors to medical school for me?

There are many requirements needed for successfully applying to medical schools – like good academic grades, good MCAT score, etc. Adding the Future Doctors academy Certificate to your resume should add value of sorts. Kindly note that the Apprentice Corporation does not have any special arrangements with any individual medical schools. We under no circumstances can guarantee (or imply) that this course certificate will ensure success regarding an individual’s application to attend any educational institution’s program.

I am in year 2 of my degree as a premed student. Can I apply?

Yes, indeed – if you want to gain clinical medical skills and gain medical insight, this course is for you.

Terms and conditions:

Important: The selection of individual students is solely based on the Apprentice Doctor® or person/s appointed by the Apprentice Doctor® to select applicants. The decision regarding the selection or rejection of specific applicants is final, and no discussion will be accepted/entertained in this regard.

As the Apprentice Doctor® – Future Doctors Programs are top-rated and oversubscribed – we accept a limited number of applications, and regretfully, even some great applications could very well be in the not-accepted category.

Cancellations: Cancellations six weeks or more before the program’s starting date qualifies for a full refund, less the registration fee of $75. Cancellations 4-6 weeks before the starting date – 66.7% refund and cancellations less than 14 days before the start of the program –  no refund (judgment of the organizers will apply in severe illness and death cases in the family).

See you in July 2021 – looking forward! Dr. Anton Scheepers and Team

*Masks mandatory, relevant questionnaire and hand sanitizing on arrival, social distancing and other relevant  state directives apply.

Comments : 36 thoughts on “Medical and Surgical Skills Program for All Aspiring Medical Professionals (July 2021 USA-EST/PST)”

  1. Hello!

    I am interested in this program, but have a few questions I was hoping to get answered. Namely:

    1. If I am understanding correctly, most of the content of this course will be delivered via an online format? So Zoom meetings and the like, am I correct?
    2. If we are accepted, is the expense of the Medical Kit covered in the program fee or would we have to purchase that separately?
    3. Finally, I noticed that in the schedule, there are marked dates for in-person workshops. Is there a venue already picked out for these (ie: is there an address I can look up to see if I can actually attend these sessions location-wise)?

    Thank you for your time!

    • Hi Tatiana
      Thank you for your interest!
      1. If I am understanding correctly, most of the content of this course will be delivered via an online format? So Zoom meetings and the like, am I correct?
      Yes – yellow – zoom meetings /blue – working online (on your own) using the various medical kits.
      2. If we are accepted, is the expense of the Medical Kit covered in the program fee or would we have to purchase that separately? Included 
      3. Finally, I noticed that in the schedule, there are marked dates for in-person workshops. Is there a venue already picked out for these (ie: is there an address I can look up to see if I can actually attend these sessions location-wise)? No – not physical in person – these are online workshops – you will have an Apprentice Doctor® Suture Kit, and you will be taught suturing skills via the virtual platform (zoom). It is not only possible, but I believe that one can do a better job with this virtual teaching method – I have taught many students – including a group of over 150 students in Bulgaria suturing skills in Oct 2020 – with very good feedback. The STB workshop will be by way of a DEMO.
      The zoom meetings will be by a number of medical professionals who are passionate about medicine and training.
      Makes sense? – I will send more info.
      Dr Anton

    • Hi Chelsey – I will respond by email – you should not have any problems being accetoed though.
      Best! Dr. A

  2. Great information! Good medical programs are a great source for the new comers to get success in the field of medication. Online testing is the new technology which is adopted now a days. Thanks for sharing the above information here. It is going to be very helpful for everyone to know about. Keep up the good work!
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    • Hi Lucy – lets start with what this is not – it is not medical shadowing, and it does not qualify one as any type of medical professional. It falls under the category of extracurricular medical activities and courses – similar to first aid, Basic Life Support etc. Students will get a certificate for 50 hours of hands-on medical training. Does that answer your question? Dr Anton

  3. Hello, my name Zuleyka Castro, I am interested in the program but I have finished high school. I have my diploma I am finishing nursing assisted, I would like to learn to become a doctor or sirugen.

  4. Hola, mi nombre Zuleyka Castro estoy interesada en el programa pero ya yo termine high school. Tengo mi diploma estoy terminando nursing assisted, quisiera aprender para ser doctora o sirugen.

    • Hola zuleyka castro
      Usted es bienvenido a inscribirse: este curso es para todos los aspirantes a médicos y cirujanos. Tenga en cuenta que el material del curso y las presentaciones serán en inglés.

    • 27-30 March 2020
      The Future Doctors Academy is an International Medical Tuition Training Institution under the trade mark The Apprentice Doctor® The Future Doctors Academy’s management and staffs are eager to offer all future medical professionals an unforgettable experience of medical immersion!
      The Apprentice Doctor® is an accredited member of the International Association of Distance Learning
      Register online:

  5. Medical Schools like Wits or Pretoria select students on the basis of a number of parameters:
    1. Firstly academic – especially maths and sciences and English language.
    2. Shadowing and other extracurricular activities and various extra courses.
    3. Charities, leadership, other activities like sport, arts, cultural etc.
    The Apprentice Doctor course will help you with (2) above – something you can add to your resume when applying to an approved South African or overseas medical school.
    Trust it helps!

  6. Registrations for the March program only close on the 18th of March – end of day. We will be opening the next program soon – looks like mid-May – think 10-12th.

  7. The duration is 4 intensive medical tutoring days – 29 March to 1 April 2019 – and yes there is an exam to be written and a certificate to be earned. Best! Dr Anton

  8. Hi Haneefah, If you received your acceptance letter you are accepted – the final step is to pay the program fees – the details are all in the acceptance email. See you there! Dr Anton

  9. The Course starts in 3 weeks’ time – so the full amount is payable before the 23rd of December 2018. There is no deposit payable. If the learner/student cancels – then a registration fee will be retained to the amount of R500 – the balance of R3450 will be refunded.
    Registered students receive an acceptance letter – if successfully selected. This email letter contains the banking information.
    Registrations close at midnight tonight – the 15th of December 2018.

    • 1) Hours – start/end times
      2) Selection criteria.
      3) Is the deposit refundable if application unsuccessful?
      4) how many participants?
      5) how will present the coursework?

    • Anne
      1) Hours – start/end times
      4-7 January 2019 – 8.00 am – 4.30 pm Other programs in 2019 in selected International venues – to be announced.
      2) Selection criteria.
      Based on application letter (mainly students in grade 10-12 with an interest in a career in medicine).
      3) Is the deposit refundable if application unsuccessful?
      No deposit required – course payment refundable once paid if good reason for cancellation supplied.
      4) how many participants?
      15-25 (usually) to ensure good mentoring
      5) how will present the coursework?
      Power Point Presentations, and various hands-on workshops.
      Trut it helps
      Dr Anton Scheepers (Founder Future Doctors Academy)

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