Medical Institute

Institutes at Perkiomen: Medical Institute

The mission of the Medical Institute 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, one or more external experiences, and a capstone. 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 capstone 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.


Jeffrey Rodgers, Ph.D. 
Director of the Medical Institute
at Perkiomen School since 2020

Perkiomen School Casting workshop Medical Institute

External Experience: Casting Workshop

Perkiomen Students work in Cadaver Lab for Medical Institute

External Experience: Cadaver Lab



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We invite you to listen to our student-led podcast, Cookies & Cupolas, exploring the heart of Perkiomen School. 

In Episode 21 of the Cookies & Cupolas Podcast: "Grab a Stethoscope", Host Logan Brassington '22 talks to Dr. Jeffery Rodgers Ph.D on his role as Director of the Medical Institute. Dr. Rodgers takes listeners through his educational journey and the unique opportunities Perkiomen School offers students interested in medicine