Quiz time! Interested in pursuing an eventual career in medicine? Summer Springboard has eight academic tracks in medicine and healthcare – which one is your best fit? Take our super short quiz to find out!
1. When it comes to work or school life you like to be:
- In the middle of the action!
- Hands-on, but without too much intensity
- Mostly behind the scenes
- A healthy mix of all off the above
- Not sure
2. When it comes to healthcare, you are most interested in:
- Treating the individual
- Treating the individual and building relationships
- Working to find new treatments
- Focusing on treating a community
- All of the above
3. Which of the following to you find more fulfilling:
- Checking items off your to-do list
- Working on long-term projects
- Immersing yourself in the study of a subject and becoming an expert on it
- Problem solving and putting ideas into action
- All or none of these
4. Which best describes your feelings on working with people?
A/B: I am a people person and thrive on personal connection
C/D: I’m not a huge fan of it
E. It varies!
You thrive in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment and are driven by a need to help others. Both Emergency Medicine and Pre-Med programs fit the bill: explore various careers in the fields while learning from experts.
Emergency Medicine – Learn practical skills such as suturing, placing a splint, and stopping a bleed; train in a simulation lab and gain valuable insight into diverse educational career opportunities in medicine and healthcare. Whether you aspire to become an EMT or are interested in picking up some survival skills, this program could be a gamechanger!
Programs in Boston, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, New York, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, Duke University, Yale
Pre-Medical – In this program, students will get a chance to explore the various fields of study that exist in medicine, and rotate through potential fields such as cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, and more.
Programs in Boston and UC Berkeley
If you had mostly Bs: Kinesiology & Physical Therapy
Interpersonal connection is an important part of the physical therapy field–often, those in these professions forge long-term (weeks to years) relationships with their patients as they work together to strengthen their bodies, improve mobility, or meet specific goals.
Kinesiology & Physical Therapy – Students will also gain a basic understanding and learn the physical therapy requirements and the many job opportunities this field can provide through various specialties. Learn to make a positive change in the community by empowering others through physical and mental health.
Program at UCSD
Problem-solving, critical thinking and research are your thing! While neuroscience and psychology roles can also have a distinct interpersonal component, these fields can also be a good fit for those who are dedicated to the hard sciences.
Biotechnology – At the juncture of science, medicine and technology lies biotech. In partnership with a biotech company, work alongside scientists discovering treatments for various diseases. Create a molecule, and test its biological results practicing the scientific method from hypothesis to conclusion.
Neuroscience / Psychology & Neuroscience – Curious about the brain? Want to discover and learn the fundamentals of brain biology and the functioning of the central nervous system? Learn how the development of the brain affects emotions, physiology, and cognition, as well as develop a foundation for future study paths and careers in medicine, biology, biomedical science, psychology, and more. Students who enroll in Psychology & Neuroscience have the added bonus of getting a hands-on, experiential understanding of how people work and how psychologists study them.
If you had mostly Ds: Global Health or Immunology
You are a community-minded problem solver, driven by data and reason. You believe in the benefits of building healthy communities through outreach, education, research and policymaking.
Global Health – During this global health program you will learn from professionals in the field about current approaches to promoting health, preventing disease, and helping communities in need around the world. Explore health issues locally and globally and think critically about how to solve them using community resources and technology.
Programs at Georgetown
Immunology – Learn about the principles of immunology and immunopathology in Oxford, UK exactly where the Astrazeneca COVID vaccine was developed. Discover more about the structure, functions, and capabilities of immune systems, and learn how immunologists can improve animal and human survival. Learn first hand how immunology has led to key advancements in medical care, including vaccination and cancer immunotherapy.
Programs at Oxford
If you had mostly Es / a little of everything
Any of these programs could be a good fit for you! If there is something specific you are looking for, browse our website or give us a call to speak with an Enrollment Coordinator to go over your options and program specifics and narrow down the best course for you!