Under the mentorship of highly qualified instructors, students on Broadreach health and medicine programs experience healthcare in action at clinics and hospitals in beautiful destinations around the world. Designed specifically for high school students, Broadreach medicine programs build students’ knowledge and equip them with an understanding of what it’s like to work in the healthcare field.

Students can earn college credits from Lesley University through coursework and community-based service learning opportunities alongside a small group of new friends. In their free time, students go whitewater rafting, surfing and are able to explore the rich cultures surrounding them.

During Broadreach health and medicine programs, students will:

  • Volunteer in medical clinics, hospitals and mobile medical units.

  • Earn medical certifications including Wilderness First Responder (WFR), First Aid and CPR. 

  • Conduct public health surveys and community education programs.

  • Gain hands-on experience working in and learning about community-based health initiatives, traditional medicine and wilderness medicine.

  • Shadow doctors during patient rotations.

Medicine summer programs

All students have the opportunity to earn college credit through Lesley University. Whether they are building medical Spanish vocabulary in Ecuador or broadening skills in rural clinics in the Dominican Republic, students will start to develop key leadership abilities and real-world application skills necessary to succeed in the field of medicine.