The mission of the Medical Institute at Perkiomen School is to encourage students interested in Medical and STEM professions to pursue their passions. In addition to graduation requirements, students receiving Medical Distinction will have completed a minimum of three cross-listed supporting courses, ten hours of external experiences, and a practicum. The external experiences, provide an opportunity for students to explore various medical professions, allow students to interact with professionals, and provide them with hands-on learning experiences. The rigorous senior project requires students to research a topic they are passionate about, collect and analyze data, and present their findings to the community. Student projects are reviewed by our Institutional Review Board to ensure that the research methods are safe and protect participant confidentiality. Through this program students risk becoming their best, learn and demonstrate grit, resiliency, perseverance, cooperation, effective communication and problem-solving. This program embodies the Perkiomen motto, Solvitur vivendo - it is solved by living.