Medical Academy

Enriching real world experiences that empower students to make the best decisions about their future

an experience of a lifetime

Through enriching real world experiences the Medical Academy empowers students to make the best decisions about their future, while connecting them to a global network of mentors and peers invested in their success.

The programs of the Academy are designed to excel the personal and professional development of high achieving students interested in a career in medicine at the high school and college levels.. and even beyond. 

Youth Leaders of Global change

Our goal is to inspire the next generation of leaders to make a difference in the world through a profession rooted in community. Medicine is a life’s passion, not simply a career.

In the Medical Academy students learn about the realities of what it takes to pursue and practice medicine for the betterment of humanity through hands on experience.

Explore the Medical Academy programs

Medical Scholars Program

Scholarship recipients earn a spot in a 3-Week intensive summer program for high performing juniors and seniors interested in knowing what it takes to be a doctor.

Medical Internship

This 8-10 week paid medical internship is offered to graduates of the Medical Scholars Program at any academic level, to continue their hands-on education

Medical apprenticeship

A 3-month emersion for students wanting to become a part of a surgical team, and make lasting professional connections in medicine.
Offered to Medical Students, College and High Schoolers


Join a team of dedicated medical professionals abroad, working in some of the most difficult and rewarding places in the world. Offered to select program graduates.

What Is The Foundation?

The Osborne Head and Neck Foundation changes lives through medical, educational, and business development programs that build stronger, healthier communities.

Our network of compassionate supporters help people all over the world in need of humanitarian aid, and invest in educational programs like the Medical Academy, to ensure help exists for communities in need long into the future.

Medical Scholars Program

Duration: 3 Weeks – During June/July
Academic Level: High school students in 10-12th grade
Tuition: $0 – Accepted applicants receive full scholarships, provided by private donations and corporate sponsors, that cover the entire cost of participation.
Goals: Provide high performing students a real world introduction to medicine, and help them discover if medicine is the right path for them.

Features: Faculty include top physicians from around the country with a wide array of backgrounds who introduce Scholars to critical medical terms, concepts, and procedures. After Scholars complete an operating room orientation they will observe real surgeries, complete hands on labs, be responsible for presenting a Grand Rounds topic to faculty and their peers, and attend lectures. Choice between an online only or a hybrid in-person and online learning experience.

Medical Internships

Duration: 8-10 Weeks – June/July/Aug
Academic Level: High school and college
Prerequisite: Medical Scholars Program
Paid working position: Paid through the Osborne Head & Neck Institute and other sponsors
Goals: Provide robust work experience in all areas of a surgical practice.

Features: Internships are designed to give hands-on experience in all aspects of a medical practice and surgical center. Interns will be working in the operating room as a circulator and a recovery room assistant, as well as gaining experience with electronic medical records and practice management software in the front and back office. Interns will learn how to interview and present patients, and assist in pre, intra, and post-operative management of surgical patients. 

Medical apprenticeship

Duration: 3 month rotation
Academic Level: High School, College and Medical Students
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $4,000
Goals: Provide access to a medical apprenticeship to students at all levels and backgrounds.

Features: Students at all levels apprentice alongside a surgeon both in the office and operating room gaining insight into their chosen profession long before traditional education typically allows. Students will have the opportunity to submit publications to online and print medical journals with their mentors, while gaining a more personal connection with them. Potential to earn enhanced letters of recommendations, and ongoing networking opportunities.

Mission Trips

Duration: 7-14 days
Prerequisite: Medical Scholars Program
Academic Level: High school, College and Medical Students
Required Fundraising: Minimum fundraising amounts are set for each Medical Mission at or above $2,500
Goals: Serve a community in a developing country without access to reliable healthcare, provide surgical care at no cost to patients in need, and improve the lives of those we serve.

Features: Become a working member of a medical team performing life altering surgical procedures in communities around the globe. This rewarding experience is also mentally and physically strenuous. Mission work requires emotional and intellectual maturity, and a passion for service.