Apollo: Youth in Medicine is a program that provides physician shadowing and educational opportunities for high school students. Apollo was founded in the summer of 2018 by three students and community leaders as a partnership between the Delaware Youth Leadership Program (DYLN) and the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD).
The goal of Apollo is to reduce barriers for high school students as they seek to explore their interest in the medical field. Apollo helps expose high school students to the medical profession through three opportunities: physician shadowing, educational sessions, and Enhanced Experiences.
Apollo is open to any student attending high school in Delaware currently in their junior or senior year. An application and some forms (parental consent, school approval) are required. The breadth of student choice is based on the number of shadow slots that the Apollo physicians can offer each session. Once admitted to the program, a student can continue to participate in any session thereafter until (& including) the summer after high school graduation. Good citizenship (both in and out of the program) and good school status are required to continue each year. Please email apolloYIMde@gmail.com for information about applying.
Physician Apollo mentors volunteer to host our students and are the key to the students’ experience. Some physicians volunteer to give the lectures at the educational sessions and some host groups students in their office or facility for Enhanced Experiences, like cadaver dissection and lab tours. Physicians showing interest and with an active license practicing in Delaware can volunteer to host a student. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or apolloYIMde@gmail.com for information about becoming an Apollo physician.