Considering a career in medicine? Thinking about being a pre-med major in college? Do you love biology, are 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 your 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 you 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, you will be required to research a simulated patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on your findings, and develop a treatment plan. This simulation will teach you how to respond to a patient just like a medical professional, assessing information and applying your medical knowledge in high pressure environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 as you research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for simulated patients