“UMI is beneficial for someone interested in studying medicine because it gives you a chance to see what the future holds for you. It gives you a brief preview of what life would be like, and that’s helpful for someone who’s struggling to determine what they want to do. It’s best for a student that truly cares about getting their education and continuing along the path of medicine. This is life-changing and it really determines whether you will or will not continue following the path of medicine. You are going to be blown away by the things you see, the things you hear, the things you get to touch. It’s so hands-on on, it’s amazing. I would have never imagined I would be delivering babies or cutting into dead bodies or seeing a beating heart. It was eye-opening. Getting close to my future colleagues here has been amazing. We all want to pursue medicine and have come here with the same interest. All the friends here that I’ve made are going to be life-long friends. I don’t think there’s any possibility that I’m going to lose touch with these people because the experience we’ve shared has been truly amazing.”

Kyle Culley
Forsyth, GA

“I wanted to thank you and share with you a success story (I am sure one of many) that is a testament of the success of your program. As you know Christian was an alumnus of the Philippines UMI last year. The experience was highly impactful in Christian’s life in not only strengthening his interest in medicine, but in directly contributing to his success in admission to University. The Philippines experience was a major topic of his college application essays and a major topic of discussion in interviews he was invited to for direct entry programs into medical school from high school. His experience in the UMI was very unique and more intensive compared to shadowing experiences in the US, and I think really made him stand out among the applicant pool. Among other offers, he was admitted to Johns Hopkins, North Eastern Ohio Medical University (a direct entry 6-year medical program), Vanderbilt, and Washington University. He has accepted the offer from Washington University St. Louis, where he was one of only eight accepted into their University Scholars Program in Medicine (and direct entry acceptance in their medical school provided he maintains good grades a an undergraduate). My intention in writing this is not to brag about Christian, but to really thank you for your program and highlight the uniqueness of your program and how it can really contribute directly to a student’s success. In my opinion, I think it is really worth the cost, and I hope you will expand your program to offer it to a larger number of students in the future.”

Sherif Farag, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Parent of a UMI Alumnus and Associate Director of Clinical Research at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

“UMI was the greatest experience I’ve had so far in my life. It really separates those who want to pursue a medical career and those who are on the edge. It gives you a sense of what it truly means to be a doctor. It was eye-opening, life-changing, and I really enjoyed it.”

Rocio Dunlap
Kingwood, TX

“UMI gives you a chance to experience something that you can’t experience in America. You have to follow regulations in America that you don’t necessarily have to follow here. We’ve cut into cadavers, we’ve followed doctors on rounds, we’ve sutured, and we’ve watched surgeries in ORs. It’s an overall experience that you cannot get anywhere else. This experience has furthered my passion for medicine. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll go into medicine after this. It has not only driven me to go into this field but it has also shown me exactly what I want to do.”

Ashley Halstead
Valrico, FL

“The Ultimate Med Internship is this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where a group of teenagers from across the US get to travel to another country and experience the reality of hospital-life. You get to see what’s going on behind closed doors and what isn’t shown on TV. Nothing is sugar-coated and all the resources are right there for you to really take in the environment that you could potentially be seeking a career in. It’s very graphic, very intense, but if you’re into medicine, it’s the greatest experience you could ever have. If you’re really interested in going into medicine, you’re passionate about it, and you’re almost certain that being a doctor is what you want to do, then UMI is for you. It will seal the deal for you if medicine is for you. Based on my own personal experience, it only ignited my passion for the field even more. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me in the world of medicine based on my experience at UMI, which forever changed my life.”

Sabrina Limchayseng
New York, NY

“Going on UMI is one of the best opportunities you can go on if you want to go into a medical career. It helps you narrow down what area you might want to go into. For me, seeing all the people in the ER validated what I want to do. The experience helps you further your love for the profession and your passion to do it, or it will tell you really quickly if that’s not something you want to do in the future.”

Takara Richard
King of Prussia, PA

“Ever since I was little I’ve always wanted to do something in the medical field. At UMI, you get to experience what you love. I want to become a cardiologist, and I got to hear heart murmurs. I got to see and hold a heart! It makes you love what you’re going to be doing in the future. It amplifies what you want to be. It’s an amazing feeling, knowing what you want to be.”

Luke Holden
Hickory, NC

“UMI matters for the future of medicine because it IS the Ultimate Medical Internship. It says it in the name! It gives you an eye-opening experience and I feel that UMI is the future because it gives you exposure early on. If you have the exposure early on, then you know what you want to do and who you want to help. And you can get so specific when you attend this internship. You may come in thinking you want to be a pediatric doctor and leave becoming an oncologist. You can shift gears so fast through one rotation and its amazing how UMI gives you the opportunity to do that. As the 42 students here, we are definitely the future of the medical field.”

Simron Balyan
Los Angeles, CA

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