Program Info

Apollo: youth in medicine

As the focus of the program, in-person shadowing is the primary method through which Apollo students gain exposure to the vast world of medicine. More information about high school student access to this incredible opportunity can be found on our Shadowing page.

Enhanced Experiences

Cadaver Dissection

As an Enhanced Experience, Apollo hosts a Knee Cadaver Lab Dissection at the First State Surgery Center. Since it is typically reserved for graduate-level college students and physical therapists, we are excited to offer this experience to Apollo high school students.


This experience is wholly supported by Dr. Michael Axe (orthopaedic surgeon at First State Orthopaedics and Assoc Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware) who provides access to the cadavers. The event leaders are Randeep Kahlon, MD and David Bachkosky, RN, PA. The event time and location are donated by clinical staff of the First State Surgery Center.

APOLLO PROGRAMming DURING COVID (Spring 2020-Fall 2021)

While we were unable to facilitate a traditional shadowing experiences for Apollo students in the summer and fall of 2020, we committed to continuing our education program. With the onset of the pandemic in spring 2020, Apollo jumped into action with Corona Class, an Apollo-developed lecture series featuring medical professionals explaining COVID, its symptoms, effects on the body, experimental treatments, transmission factors, quarantines and other precautionary measures, and the other large scale impacts of COVID on our society. Over the summer of 2020, we offered students a unique month long summer seminar, with exclusive talks and live activities from physicians and other trained medical professionals. Beginning in the fall and continuing through the spring, we offered a new type of online Apollo sessions that included not only lectures from physicians but also interactive activities designed to replicate aspects of shadowing in an online format. Beginning with the Summer 2021 Shadowing Session, Apollo resumed offering shadowing sessions to fully vaccinated individuals in accordance with public health guidelines. 

virtual Summer session 2020 EVENTS

Monday Meetups with Physicians

      • “Epidemiology: So there’s a Pandemic, now what?” with Dr. Mia Papas
      • “Mental Health Matters: Calming the Chaotic Mind During a Pandemic” with Dr. Shakesha Clark
  • “Infectious Diseases: A Brief Introduction and a Corona Primer” with Dr. Emmons
  • “Primary Care: Where It All Comes Together” with Dr. Tailor, Dr. Kushner, Dr. Henderson, and Dr. Modi

Wednesday Webinars

    • “Apollo Advice from the Future: The Path to Medical School” with Raylin and Patrick 
  • “Apollo Advice from the Future: Medical Students” with Christina and Kelly
  • “Livestream Perfusion and Dissection: Mouse Brain” with Dr. Gitcho
  • “Livestream Dissection: Cadaver Knee” with Dr. Kahlon