Foundation Medical Course
472 students

The Foundation Medical Course

Master numerous medical skills used by medical professionals daily

The Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Medical Course was developed and compiled by Dr. Anton Scheepers for the Future Doctors Academy.

Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


Target Audience

– High School Students who want to pursue a medical career

– Undergraduate students who wish to stand out by perfecting their skills ahead of time

– Pre-med students who want to improve their med-school application and perfect their skills ahead of time

Difficulty Level



Forty to Fifty hours (including practical projects).

The Future Doctors Academy recommends that the student not rush through the course (not more than 3 hours per day) to allow for consolidation of the information. The course could be done in less than a week with full-time study; however, it is recommended that you not rush and instead allow the information to consolidate in your mind.

Furthermore we recommend that you briefly review the previous day’s work before continuing each day. This will also consolidate the knowledge in your mind.


— Register with Future Doctors Academy

— Enroll in Course

— IMPORTANT: If you wish to receive formal IADL certification (International Association for Distance Learning), there is a $29 accreditation fee payable. This certification is valid for two years.

— Simulation Kit (optional but recommended to complete the practical projects and practice the techniques you learn)


Click here to order your Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Simulation Kit



– The Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Course and accompanying Simulation Kit (including all items and instruments in the kit) are exclusively intended for educational and training purposes. No instrument or item may be used in a real clinical medical setting (emergency or otherwise).

– Without a formal medical qualification you may open yourself to medicolegal litigation if applying these techniques on the public.

The surgical gloves contain latex. We do supply latex-free gloves as an alternative on request.

– The Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Course and Simulation Kit is suitable for students over 13 years of age. Adult supervision is recommended for students below the age of 18 years.

– The kit contains items that could be a choking hazard in the hands of toddlers. Keep out of reach of toddlers and babies!

  • Legalities etc.
  • Section 1 - Introduction
  • Section 2 - Basic Principles of a Medical Examination
  • Section 3 - Systems of the Human Body
  • Section 4 - Diseases Fact File
  • Section 5 - Assessments and Final Thoughts


Anton Scheepers Anton Scheepers

About the Course Author

Dr. Anton Scheepers is founder of The Apprentice Doctor® and the Future Doctors Academy. Dr. Anton, as he is fondly known, is a Specialist Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon with more than 35 years experience in the medical field.

He has completed rotations in General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery. He is president of The Apprentice Corporation which he founded in 2002 with a dream to helping future medical professionals reach their dreams.

Dr. Anton has had a colorful career which includes exploits such as treating leprosy patients in a large leprosarium, treating soldiers and civilians in a bush war in Africa, rendering medical services to prisoners – including death-row prisoners, and working with classified and dangerous psychiatric patients.

He started a medical sciences section in the largest Science Center in Africa – the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Center - and was involved with medical research in collaboration with Dr. Sandy Marks Jr. from the University of Massachusetts.

He is the head of the Premedical Sciences Department at the Solid Rock Community and Virtual Schools based in Tampa, Florida.

Authored Books Include:

- The Apprentice Doctor® - For Future Doctors Medical Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - How to Suture Wounds Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Venipuncture Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Orthopedic Fracture Reduction Training Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Surgical Aseptic Technique

Awards and Commendations Include:

- P Grant Smith Gold medal for Maxillofacial Surgery

- The College of Medicine Silver Medal in Maxillofacial Surgery

- The Michael and Janie Miller Prize Final Year Surgery

- Commendation for excellent service rendering by the Director of the Department of Health

- Commendation for excellent service rendering by the director of Prison services