Gain a Fair Advantage by Mastering Skills that Most only develop way into their Residencies
If you want to become a great medical professional – do not miss this for anything!
A hands-on medical experience like no other – carefully designed for home studying.
The Future Doctors Academy Foundation Medical Skills Course
Certified, Accredited, Online, Distance Learning, Foundation, Medical Skills Course
Future Doctors Academy Code: AD601-FDN
Eligibility (Focus): High School students in Grade 10 to 12 and students at premed years 1-4 levels
Region/Time zone: International program
Setting: Home-based learning (or wherever you are)
Type: A distance learning, online study program
Certified credits: Sixty extracurricular credit hours
Dates: Start any date all year round
Time allowed: Thee months
Booking status: OPEN
Program fee: Access to the complete course material is free
At the end of the course, an certification fee of $29 is applicable (optional) to students who want a certificate. The certificate indicates the credit hours. An academic transcript of the course is available on request at no extra fee.
The Apprentice Corporation – leaders in medical education since 2002
All students get free access to the amazing Future Doctor Academy Online Course material
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.
- 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 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)
- 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 Foundation Medical Course progress chart
Complete the program in 28, 2-3 hour sessions
After completing the Foundation Course Assessment Module, successful students will receive the Future Doctors Academy’s certificate (60 hours of extracurricular hour credits).
Students proudly showing their Future Doctors Academy certificates!
Do Not Miss This for Anything! Register for the Future Doctors Academy Foundation Medical Course:
(Students who already registered may login and access the Foundation Medical Course by clicking on the above link)
The Incredible For Future Doctors Medical Kit (recommended but optional)
For completing the Future Doctors Academy Online Medical Skills Course students will need the following medical instruments and items: A good quality acoustic stethoscope, an aneroid sphygmomanometer, an examination light (regular), a magnifying examination light, a neurological reflex hammer, a digital thermometer, an otoscope, urinary dipsticks pack, a pack of examination gloves, various medical charts – e.g., a Snellen test chart, etc., alcohol prep swabs, a marker pen and ruler, masks, and a few other household items. Optional extra: an FDA approved Pulse Oximeter.
Students may already have (or they can buy) their own medical instruments and items. Alternatively they can order these from the Apprentice Doctor®. The Apprentice Doctor® For Future Doctors Medical Kit includes all the items that you will need in this course in one neat medical set.
Order your kit now – and the Apprentice Doctor® will add a professional medical grade FDA approved finger Pulse Oximeter to the kit at no extra cost to the next 20 orders!
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Future Doctors Kit
Students who order the For Future Doctors Kit (medical set) will receive unlimited email support to the Future Doctors Academy Foundation 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)
- Future Doctors Academy is an initiative of The Apprentice Corporation.
The Apprentice Corporation is associated with:
- Envision Experience (Several Course/Kit Combinations)
- PLTW (Apprentice Doctor® Stop the Bleed Course and Kit)
International Apprentice Doctor® or associated programs:
- USA – Synchronized Online Distance Learning Program August 2020
- USA – Baltimore MD: The Envision Advanced Medical Program 2017, 2018 and 2019
- USA – Tampa FL: The BE.S.T. Academy Future Doctors Program 2010 – 2019
- USA – Boone NC: The Appalachian State University Program 2015 – 2019
- Australia – Perth WA: The Scitech Future Doctors Program 2017 and 2018
- Johannesburg – South Africa: Multiple yearly programs (2010 – 2020)
- Other programs: Durham, Duke University, NC, Pretoria South Africa, Newark NJ to name just a few…
Meet your Future Doctor Academy 2020 Online Leadership Team:
|Dr. Anton Scheepers
Your international program host
Practicing 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
Director of the B.E.S.T. Academy
|Mrs. Donna Burton
Frequently asked questions:
I am in year 4 of my degree as a pre-med student. Can I apply?
Yes, indeed – if you want to gain clinical medical skills and gain medical insight, this course is for you – at any level of premedical studies.
|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 be able to 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 is functioning as a test subject. No exceptions!
|How will I be able to practice clinical skills as I don’t have a stethoscope?
Students who need these instruments and items may order the Apprentice Doctor® Medical Set/Kit (see above) – containing all the instruments and items required for completing the Future Doctors Academy Foundation Course.
|What happens if I need assistance?
The program is well structures and skills well explained in a step-by-step way. Demo video clips are available for clarification. Should students requite additional assistance they may email us and one of the instructors (all medical professionals) will attend to your problem – usually within 24 hours. Email us: enquiries[at]theapprenticedoctor.com ([at] = @)
|I am a parent and want to enrich myself with medical knowledge and skills – may I apply?
Yes, you may apply. In the event of over-subscription, we will give preference to bona fide aspiring medical professionals, though.
|Will this open the doors to medical school for me?
There are a lot of requirements needed for successfully applying to medical schools – like good academic grades, good MCAT score, etc. Adding the Future Doctors Academy Course Certificate to your resume will add value (60 credit hours of extracurricular activities).
Kindly note: the Apprentice Corporation does not have any special arrangements with any specific individual medical schools, and 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.
Order your Apprentice Doctor Foundation Kit today and get an FDA approved Pulse Oximeter together for only
Terms and conditions:
Important: The acceptance of individual students is solely the judgement of the Apprentice Doctor® or person/s appointed by the Apprentice Doctor® for the purpose of selecting applicants. The decision regarding the selection or rejection of specific applicants is final and NO discussion will be entertained in this regard.
As the Apprentice Doctor® – Future Doctors Programs are very popular and may occasionally become oversubscribed.
Students who fail the Assessment Module, may retry a second time. Failing a second time will count as failing the course and students will have to repeat the full course to try and pass the assessment module.