Pre-College Pre-Med & Science Program


The Practice of Medicine Spanning the Lifespan

This Medicine and Science Program track is designed to introduce students to the practice of medicine in our society while providing them with both lecture and hands-on clinical skills and practicing real life medical scenarios. Coupled with this course is a 2nd course that introduces students to a variety of science disciplines and professional careers associated within each discipline. This program track is comprised of the following two courses.

Students enrolled in our Pre-Med/Science program will take:

  • MDS291: The Practice of Medicine
  • Microbiology, Pathophysiology and Nursing Across the Lifespan Careers

Apply Now Request Info

Course Information

  • MDS291: The Practice of Medicine 
  • Microbiology, Pathophysiology and Nursing Across the Lifespan Careers 
This three-week interactive learning experience mirrors a college level professional medical program. Traditional classroom lectures and high fidelity simulators (electronically controlled mannequins) promote the acquisition of clinical skills for assessment and management of common medical conditions. Students learn to interview patients, perform physical exams, and practice medical procedures (suturing, casting). Interactive cases enhance the knowledge gained from the traditional lectures. Field visits to New York City healthcare facilities complement classroom learning. The course culminates with students presenting individual medical research projects. One Unit.  Instructor: Faculty TBA 
Students will spend a week exploring each of these health and science disciplines in greater depth with lectures, lab work, professional career path exploration, guest speakers representing the fields of science and medicine and corresponding field trips as they relate to the concepts and principles presented.  Instructor: Faculty TBA 


July 7 – July 26, 2019

Residential – $4,599
Commuter – $3,599

Tuition Includes:

  • Housing in supervised residence halls
  • Meals
  • Entrance and transportation fees for required venues
  • Towels and bedding
  • Credit Transcript

Ready to apply?

  1. Fill out our online application
  2. Or download the PDF
  3. Still have questions? Call us at 718-390-3221 or email

Application Requirements

  • Must be either a sophomore, junior or senior in Fall of 2019 and provide an official high school transcript
  • 1 Page Essay (Why you want to attend the Wagner College Summer Pre-College Program and what you hope to gain from this experience)
  • Letter of Recommendation from Guidance Counselor attesting to current GPA
  • $50 Application Fee  Upon acceptance application fee will be applied towards tuition

Life at Wagner

  • Residence Halls 
  • Dining 
  • Trips 
  • Typical schedule 
During your time here, you will be living in one of our four dorms equipped with Wi-Fi and amazing views of the surrounding area. Student lounges are located on all residence floors for social gatherings or for just spending time reading or socializing with new friends. Rooms for boys and girls are on separate floors, or in separate parts of the residence.  Learn more about our Residence Halls 
Our Pre-College students eat in Wagner’s cafeteria-style dining hall, which serves a range of healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining hall provides vegetarian and vegan options at every meal, and special dietary needs (such as kosher or gluten-free meals) will be accommodated.  Students also have the option to purchase snacks, soda/coffee, and sandwiches in the Hawk’s Nest. 
During your stay, you will have opportunities to take trips to points of cultural, historical, or recreational interest in the New York City Area.  Potential Academic Trips:  
  • Northwell Health Hospital, Staten Island
  • Cornell Medical School
  • EMS/Ambulance Day
Examples of recreational excursions from past years include: 
  • Times Square
  • Broadway shows including: Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde
  • Central Park
  • South Street Seaport
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Empire State Building
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Chelsea Market
  • Staten Island Yankees Stadium
  • Brooklyn Bridge
Transportation, lunch, and entrance fees are included for all required excursions as they relate to each course. Recreational trips are not included. 
On the first day, you will arrive and have a chance to get situated in your dorm room. Parents and students will be invited to a welcome reception where you will have an opportunity to meet your professors, other instructors, staff, and fellow students.  Your program will begin the following day with breakfast in the Wagner Dining Hall and then on to your chosen classes. Typically, the academic classes will meet mornings and afternoons, with field trips to Manhattan and other venues scheduled once or twice a week and during the weekends.  When on campus, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served in the dining hall. When not in class, or traveling to NYC sights, you will participate in informal workshops about college admissions, college life, time management, study skills, and more. And, of course, time will be devoted to your coursework. Group study halls will be scheduled during the evening and weekends.  Sample Schedule:  8:00am-9:00am| Breakfast
9:00am –12pm| Instructor-led classroom session
12:00pm-1:30pm| Lunch/Free Time
1:30pm-4:30pm| Instructor-led classroom session
5:30pm| Dinner
7:30pm| Evening Activity/Study Time