Considering a career in medicine? Thinking about being a pre-med major in college? Love biology, and fascinated about the human body, or want a career helping people but aren’t sure where to start? These are big questions that can influence the next four to twelve years of a student's life.

Spend the first week learning basic medical skills and getting training on how to handle situations when medical care is not immediately available. Simulations will allow students to learn and practice medical techniques including positioning and extraction, wound care, control of bleeding, stitches and sutures, usage of splints and slings, and other useful potentially life-saving skills.

The second week focuses on being a detective doctor. In small groups, students will be required to research a simulated patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on their findings, and develop a treatment plan. This simulation will teach students how to respond to a patient just like a medical professional, assessing information and applying their medical knowledge in high pressure environments.

Learning Outcomes in this course

Learn practical skills such as suturing, placing a splint, stopping a bleed, taking vital signs and performing CPR

Train in a simulation lab where healthcare students and faculty hone and refine their life-saving skills

Gain valuable insight into diverse educational and career opportunities in medicine and healthcare

Work in teams to research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for simulated patients

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program