Overview

Wake Forest University’s (WFU) Online Immersion Program offers flexible online courses in Medicine, Sports Medicine, Business, Psychology, Cancer Medicine and Bioscience for high school students. You’ll hear from WFU or WF School of Medicine professors, be mentored by a WFU student, and earn a Certificate of Completion. 

The courses are 100% online and almost entirely asynchronous, meaning that you can complete your course whenever it works with your schedule. There will be 30 hours of overall course time over 2 or 4 weeks, depending on the session you choose, including video lessons, unit assignments, and live sessions with your mentor. 

The six courses offered are:

  • Making the Rounds: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor
  • Sports Medicine: An Inside Look at the Major Injuries & Treatments
  • Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: An Insider’s Guide to Business
  • The Mystery and Science of Human Behavior: An Insider’s Guide to Psychology
  • Cancer: An Inside Look at Caring, Curing and Treating
  • Bioscience: An Inside Look at Infectious Disease

New this summer: Enjoy all the features of our online immersion course PLUS live Zoom sessions on weekdays for our medicine, sports medicine, psychology, bioscience, and cancer medicine programs. These structured events will include guest speakers, group mentors, and interactive events with classmates. To select this option, choose the + Live when you apply.

Making the Rounds: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor

Always wanted to be a doctor? Or think you may want to pursue pre-med in college? If you have a passion for science and want to get an inside look at how physicians manage the patient journey from ambulance to ER to operating room to rehab, Wake Forest’s online course opens the door of learning to this exciting field. 

Sports Medicine: An Inside Look At the Major Injuries & Treatments

Your favorite quarterback is out with a concussion. Will he return for the 4th quarter? You’re playing tennis and you feel your shoulder pop. What’s going on? Get the answers in this course on sports medicine. We’ll focus on 3 common injuries — ACL tear, shoulder dislocation and concussion. Plus, you’ll learn about traumas and treatments of star athletes. This online course is a must if you seek a future career in the field — from orthopedic surgeon to athletic trainer. 

Business: Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: An Insider’s Guide to Business

Ever wonder what makes companies like Apple or Netflix successful? This online course designed for high school students will show you how today’s most competitive companies operate: how they create their brands and products; how they innovate, find people, and manage budgets; and what investors examine to make investment decisions. If you’re thinking about studying business, economics, banking, technology, product design, management, or marketing in college, this course offers an exciting way to prepare.

Cancer: An Inside Look at Caring, Curing and Treating

In this online course, you’ll accompany a patient on their cancer journey. You’ll see what it’s like to be diagnosed, to receive treatment, and how people cope with its spread. Learn the types of treatment and their specialists, along with groundbreaking advances that are changing the lives of patients. If you are interested in pre-med or careers in healthcare, this course is a must.

The Mystery and Science of Human Behavior: An Insider’s Guide to Psychology

“Go with your gut.” “Think positive.” “Follow your passion.” People use phrases like this to guide behavior. But are they effective when measured by science? This course helps you separate common sense from true psychological insight. Learn how your brain forms perceptions, and how easily it can be tricked. Delve into the hidden world of unconscious emotion. Find out if memories can be trusted and learn about psychological disorders. Whatever your career aspirations — doctor, lawyer, entrepreneur, social worker — this course will help you understand human behavior. 

Bioscience: An Inside Look at Infectious Disease

Are you curious about how scientists study and treat infectious diseases at the very deepest level? Would you like to explore college majors and careers connected with this field? If you have a passion for understanding how diseases spring from nature to humans and then spread across our planet, this course is for you. We’ll take a deep dive into the causes and treatments of conditions such as Covid-19, tuberculosis, HIV and more. Ideal for anyone interested in pre-med, scientific research, global health, biology or chemistry.

Cost and Session Information

All course options, whether 2 or 4 weeks, contain the identical educational content, learning materials, number of assignments and access to mentoring. The difference in length of course is due to time of year (not amount of instruction). We know the school year keeps you busy, so we've made the course longer during that time so you can get assignments done.

Cost: $1195 or $1595 for + Live

We have courses starting on the following dates. Check our website for more information about the courses that interest you. 

June 13 - 27

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: June 6

June 27 - July 11

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: June 20

July 6 - August 3

Length: 4 weeks

Application deadline: June 27

July 11 - July 25

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: July 4

July 25 - August 8

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: July 18

August 1 - August 29

Length: 4 weeks

Application deadline: July 25

August 8 - August 22

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: August 1

August 22 - September 5

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: August 15

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