Interested in a career in Medicine and Healthcare? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore and connect with the field of medicine. Interact with medical professionals, learn basic medical skills, map a personal path to your future medical career, and gain an understanding of patient care. You will visit research facilities, hear from experts, explore career specialties, and discuss medical ethics. All while connecting with new friends from around the globe who share your passion for medicine.
We work diligently to ensure that all activities described are available on your program. In rare cases, scheduling conflicts, delays, weather, or circumstances beyond our control may result in program changes. If substitution is required, we make every effort to feature comparable activities to retain the content and quality of the program. Final itinerary will be provided prior to departure.
Phyllis "Bunny" Hall lives in the Great North Woods of Northwestern Wisconsin. For over 34 years she has worked as an advanced practice nurse in oncology and genetic counseling. During her career she has worked in the hospital setting, clinics, and the public health community, providing direct patient care, counseling, developing programs, and writing procedures and policy. In 2011, she retired from the U.S. Army. More than 16 years of her career were in the Army Reserves, and the last three on active duty were spent working as a case manager with the Wounded Warrior Program. Currently, Bunny is volunteering at her local school district to develop a school nurse program, as well as mentoring high school students, guest-lecturing in science classes, and assisting two Mexican children with their English skills in reading and math. For 20 years, she has travelled to Central and South America with high school students who work on a school construction project and with health care professionals providing medical care and distributing much needed medical supplies. In her retirement, Bunny’s goals are traveling and experiencing other cultures, volunteering her medical skills at home and in developing countries, and volunteering with People to People Leadership Ambassador Programs. Her first year with People to People, she was a teacher leader with the Medicine and Health Care Summit. This will be her second year as a primary leader. The students impressed her with their maturity, leadership skills, and enthusiasm to learn. As a teacher leader or primary leader her goal is to share her medical knowledge, life experiences, and excitement about the future of medicine.
Kathleen Iler Galau teaches human anatomy and biology at the high school level in Juneau, Alaska. In addition, she coaches competitive drama, speech, and debate. Kathleen also works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) studying ocean ecology. In the summer she teaches a summer camp with NOAA scientists where students study marine systems, their plants and animals, and how climate affects them. Previously, Kathleen worked in a DNA lab studying howler monkeys. She has been a People to People leader at the Medical and Health Care Summit, the World Leadership Forum, and Student Ambassador programs traveling to Australia and Europe. She is looking forward to meeting students from all over the world as they come together at Johns Hopkins University this summer to explore the many facets of the medical field.
Lindsey Slabaugh is a native of the lovely state of Idaho, where she currently resides. Although this will be her first travel experience with the People to People organization, she has previously traveled to various places across the United States as well as to several destinations abroad. Lindsey is a pre-medical student and a graduate of Boise State University. She has an extensive medical background spanning 15 years and has been an employee of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services for the past eight years. Lindsey is thrilled to have this opportunity to engage young people while they explore the medical field. She can't wait to meet all of you in person!
Jennie Rickels currently teaches seventh grade Earth science and eighth grade life science/biology in Iowa. Biology is one of her favorite subjects, so she is incredibly excited to work with students who are interested in the medical field. Jennie enjoys traveling and meeting new people. While she never had the privilege to travel with People to People as a student, Jennie was able to go on a European trip with the Girl Scouts at age 16. This will be her third summer traveling with People to People. She has served as a leader on the World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C, the Leadership in Action Summit at Harvard University, and the Medicine and Healthcare Summit at Johns Hopkins University. Jennie is excited to return to Johns Hopkins University again this year so that she can guide delegates along the path of their future careers. According to Jennie, "Delegates are provided with so many experiences on this program that are not available to others until college. They will build relationships that will last a lifetime with delegates and leaders from around the world."
Karl Topping is originally from Oregon, and after nearly a decade of exploring the U.S. and honing his teaching skills, he has settled permanently in the beautiful state of Idaho. Although he has taught both math and science at all middle grade levels, he is currently assigned to a sixth grade science position. Karl has extensive People to People experience at nearly all levels—from teacher leader of a small group to primary leader of an entire delegation. With Ambassador Programs, Karl has travelled to many exciting cities: New York, LA, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New Orleans, and Philadelphia, just to name a few. Personally, he has traveled to 49 states (he has yet to see Alaska) and 19 countries. About his work with People to People, Karl says, "This is truly the most special and prestigious organization I have ever been affiliated with. Traveling with People to People always promises to be among the most cherished highlights of each year. I am very excited for the upcoming travel season, and I look forward to meeting you in person!"
Our comprehensive tuition is yet another reason People to People Leadership Ambassador Programs stands out from other student travel providers. Students receive pre-travel materials, unique and exclusive activities while on program, and an opportunity to earn academic credit after you return home.
|People to People travel shirt||Yes|
|Transportation to program site||No|
|Taxes and gratuities||Yes|
|Meet and Greet on arrival and departure days (Time guidelines are provided at enrollment)||Yes|
|Three meals per day||Yes|
Safety & Insurance
|On-site 24-hour delegation manager||Yes|
|Supervision (leader-student ratio is 1-10)||Yes|
|24-hour response team||Yes|
|Travel Protection Plan insurance (highly recommended and can be purchased for an additional fee up to 150 days prior to travel)||No|
|Daily activities (noted on itinerary)||Yes|
|One elective high school semester credit||Yes|
|College credit (optional credit offered through Eastern Washington University for an additional cost)||No|
|10 service-learning hours||Yes|