Heart Medicine Institute – Online

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

Always wanted to be a doctor or pursue pre-med? Wake Forest’s online course is designed for high school students. You’ll get an inside look at how physicians manage patient care from ambulance to ER to aftercare. Teaching the course are Wake Forest School of Medicine professors Dr. Lindsay Strowd and Dr. Roy Strowd. Through immersive simulations, videos and course assignments, you’ll study the anatomy of the heart, what triggers a heart attack and how a treatment team works.

At a Glance


Dates: June 13 – 27 and July 11 – 25

Who Can Apply?: 9th – 12th grade students

Program Length: Two-Weeks

Program Tuition: $1,595

Program Format: Flexible online course PLUS live weekday Zoom sessions

Location: Online

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*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Heart Medicine Institute participants.

What You’ll Experience

Async (On Your Own) Highlights:

30 hours of total asynchronous instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support.

  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Social Factors that Contribute to Heart Disease
  • Treating a Patient with Heart Disease
  • The Inner Workings of a Hospital
  • Careers in the Medical Field

*Async topics are subject to change.

Live Sessions (Scheduled):

  • Path to Medical School
  • Racism & URMs in Medicine
  • Career Pathways Panel
  • Q&A Session
  • Current Topics: COVID-19

*Live sessions are subject to change.

Heart Medicine Institute Cost

Online | $1,595

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Meet Your Academic Leader

Lindsay Strowd, MD

Academic Leader, Medicine Institute (Winston-Salem)

Lindsay Strowd is currently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Health and also serves as Core Teaching Faculty for the School of Medicine. Dr. Strowd attended Duke University and graduated in 2005 then went on to complete her medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her intern year in internal medicine followed by three years of dermatology residency where she served as chief resident. Dr. Strowd’s current clinical interests include cutaneous lymphoma, complex medical dermatology and inpatient dermatology.

 

Roy Strowd, MD

Academic Leader, Medicine Institute (Winston-Salem)

Roy Strowd is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuro-Oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Strowd attended Duke University and graduated in 2005 then went on to complete his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his intern year in internal medicine followed by three years of neurology residency where he served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2015 prior to moving back to Winston-Salem. Dr. Strowd’s current clinical and research interests include clinical trials for novel brain tumor therapies, the impact of cancer and chemotherapy on immune function, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Strowd serves as Core Teaching Faculty for the Wake Forest School of Medicine, directs the Health Professions Education Institute for career development in medical education, and serves on the editorial boards of two premiere journals in neurology and neuro-oncology.

Both Drs. Strowd were elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as junior members during medical school and both were recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine award. They were part of the student group who founded the successful student-run DEAC free health clinic and helped found the Resident Quality Improvement Council at Wake Forest. Both Drs. Strowd are passionate educators and both have received faculty teaching awards during their time at Wake Forest.