The course teaches you the same type of fundamentals, research, and analysis tools/skills that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals use
Become more competitive on the college app
Leave the class conducting the same type of research and analysis that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals do (Learn More)
Gain experience in the same type of research and analysis skills that is needed to excel in pre-med, research, biotech, or any other science-related tracks (Learn More)
Who is this for
- Students who are interested in applying for science-related majors
- Students who are not 100% sure they want to go into the science path
- Students who want to be doctors, researchers, or any other science-related profession in the future
- Students who want to learn something practical and useful
- Students who are planning on combining their science knowledge with other disciplines (Business / Engineering / Technology) in order to build healthcare technologies, focus on healthcare management, etc.
Curriculum Highlights / Benefits
“Academic criteria are important to Yale’s selective admissions process, but we look at far more than test scores and grades”
“Every applicant brings something unique to the admissions committee table. Perhaps one application stands out because of sparkling recommendations, while another presents outstanding extracurricular talent; maybe your personality shines through a powerful written voice”
“Even perfect test scores don't guarantee admission. Far from it: 69 percent of Stanford's applicants over the past five years with SATs of 2400 — the highest score possible — didn't get in”
“Of course academic credentials are important, but we're also looking for evidence that this young person has a passion, that he or she will bring something to our community that is unique.”
Become more competitive on the college app
1. Differentiate yourself in the Extracurricular section of the application
All Universities, especially the top ones, are looking very closely at the extracurricular section of the application to differentiate candidates. In many cases, as publicly stated by Yale and Stanford, students can beat students with higher GPAs/SAT scores by demonstrating outstanding extracurricular abilities. Admissions officers want applicants that can demonstrate their real world talents and ability to grow beyond the school classroom. This is what our Pre-med & Healthcare class does. There’s no other better way to demonstrate a student’s outstanding extracurricular talent than by understanding the fundamentals of healthcare at an early age and being able to do the same type of research and analysis that science majors and medical students do. By the end of our program, our students develop the necessary skills and have applied them to relevant case studies that help them stand out who are pursuing a path in pre-med, research, biotech, or applying for any science-related majors in the future.
2. Write an essay that stands out to a college admissions officer
Almost every student writes about the same things for their college admissions essays: volunteering, leadership, family experiences…To stand out, an admissions officer must be able to envision what a student can achieve after graduating from the University, and that means students must write about their proven ability to achieve into the future. This is why we focus on having students learn and perform the same type of skills and work that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals do - in addition to allowing them to practice their skills on relevant case studies. This is the foundation to gaining more achievements, doing better in competitions, and landing an internship at a young age, which means more meaningful experiences to draw from on their essays.
3. Stand out on the college app by landing internships
There is nothing more impressive on a college app than landing a real internship, at a real institution, doing real work – not filing papers and getting coffee. The problem is that it’s very difficult to land internships doing actual work, especially in high school when students haven’t had the right training. We provide that exact training. This is why it’s important that we not only teach the most important tools essential to conducting the same type of research and analysis that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals do, but also allow students to practice their skills on relevant case studies. This way, institutions are more inclined to give them an internship since they’ve already been trained. This in turn will show that they can be outstanding in the real world and not just in the classroom, which is very important to Universities.
4. Gain outstanding recommendation letters from highly credible people
Recommendation letters are one of the most important differentiating factors to being accepted into a University. A good one can help a student stand out and a mediocre one is just as unhelpful as a bad one. This course is a safe and fast-paced learning environment where students learn very intense material and more importantly, making their mistakes with us. This way when they are in moments where it counts (internships, other extracurricular, competitions, in front of coaches) they aren’t learning, but instead are focused on impressing.
5. Win more competitions, scholarships, and grants to increase your credibility with admissions officers
Doing well in competitions or winning highly coveted scholarships or grants, are important in the eyes of a college admissions officer because it gives a student’s application credibility. Credibility is one of the best ways to stand out and give them an edge. Our programs are designed to sharpen their thinking skills and also provide them with valuable information that they can use in turn to win more competitions, scholarships, and grants – and ultimately help bring more credibility to their college application.
6. Show Universities you can pass a rigorous course
The whole point of AP and Honors classes is that a student can show Universities they are capable of material above and beyond their current age group. This is no different. This course is based on learning and performing the same type of skills and work that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals do in addition to allowing students to practice their skills on relevant case studies. This is beyond college level material. This truly involves pushing their thinking skills, learning skills, and intelligence to a higher level. When students pass, they will be able to demonstrate to Universities that they have the ability to think and work at a much higher level than other applicants. This in turn helps them stand out where it matters most – in the eyes of the admissions officer.
1. Sharpen and highlight your critical thinking, research, and analysis skills
Critical thinking, research, analysis, and turning findings into meaningful conclusions is one of the core fundamental skill sets that students must master if they want to excel in pre-med, research, biotech, or any science-related majors in the future. These are skills that need to be practiced, honed, and challenged in order to grow. Our classes exercise that part of the brain and skill set heavily by doing the same type of research and analysis that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals do in addition to allowing the students to practice those skills on relevant case studies.
2. Learn more than just the definition
Being able to recall the definition of certain items is not helpful in a student’s ability to excel in the science and medical field, their internship, or anything else for that matter. No one has ever cured a disease or diagnosed an illness by purely knowing the definition. This course focuses on not only teaching the students the fundamental knowledge they need to know, but more importantly, how to utilize tools and resources that medical/research professionals use in order to derive conclusions where others cannot.
3. Learn to speak articulately, concisely, and coherently
Knowing every compound on a periodic table and every part of the human body is always great knowledge to have. But the problem is that if a student cannot have others understand the conclusions and recommendations they’re making, it is as unhelpful as never coming up with the conclusions and recommendations at all. The world, no matter if they’re a programmer, scientist, architect, doctor, or a CEO, it all involves being able to effectively communicate thoughts, recommendations, and conclusions to others and is what separates scientific leaders from the average.
Leave the class conducting the same type of research and analysis that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals do
We focus on providing our students with the necessary tools, skills, and resources to be able to do the same type of research and analysis at an early age that college-level students, postgraduates, and medical/research professionals do. This in turn allows our students, over the course of our program, to practice their skills on relevant case studies where they are able to see and understand how to conduct research, process data, and more importantly, be able to articulate those findings at a much more sophisticated level.
Gain experience in the same type of research and analysis skills that is needed to excel in pre-med, research, biotech, or any other science-related tracks
Have an experience that is personally useful that a student can have underneath their belt and rely on. Since students focus on doing the same type of research and analysis that pre-med students, college-level science students, researchers, and other science professionals do, they leave the class with truly valuable and marketable skills that they can rely on for the rest of their life. Our course is not focused on memorizing chemical compounds or definitions (students receive enough of that in the classroom) - they leave our course with tangible and useful skills and knowledge.
Week 1 - Fundamentals of the Healthcare System
Week 2 - Healthcare Technologies
Week 3 - Law & Ethics
Week 4 - Biostatistics Research & Analysis / Epidemiology
Week 5 - Biostatistics Research & Analysis / Epidemiology (Cont'd)
Week 6 - Research Posters - Effectively Presenting Research, Data, Analysis & Conclusions
Week 7 - Research Posters - Effectively Presenting Research, Data, Analysis & Conclusions (Cont'd)
Week 8 - Research Grants & Proposals
Week 9 - Intro To Constructing Medical Case Studies
Week 10 - Research Project Conclusion
We encourage parents to enroll their students early as we are fully booked quickly. Once you click Enroll Now, you will given exact instructions on how to become enrolled in this class.
Class Times & Locations
Both online & in-person class options available (based on availability)
*There are 10 classes total, each class is 3 hours long.
School Year Classes (Fall/Winter/Spring) are held on Saturday &
Sunday 1x/week for 10 weeks.
Summer Classes are held Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and are
2x/week for 5 weeks.
Please be aware, we do our best to fit as many students in a class, however, due to demand we are first come first serve.
(meets 1x per week)
Last day to register: Saturday, October 5th
Instruction begin week of: Saturday, October 12th
Instruction ends week of: Saturday, December 14th
(meets 1x per week)
Last day to register: Saturday, January 4th
Instruction begin week of: Saturday, January 11th
Instruction ends week of: Saturday, March 14th
(meets 1x per week)
Last day to register: Saturday, March 14th
Instruction begin week of: Saturday, March 21st
Instruction ends week of: Saturday, May 23rd
Best Friends Learning Center
42080 Osgood Rd #1
Fremont, CA 94539
Class time options
Classes are held 9am-9pm. Specific class blocks are based on availability. Call in to find times convenient to your schedule.
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2. Tell us what class, location and times you would like to try to enroll for
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After that, consider your child enrolled!
*Please be aware, we do our best to fit as many students in a class, however, due to demand we are first come first serve.