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. Summer Springboard gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.
Learn real world skills in emergency medicine through our hands-on, field-based curriculum. Learning has never been so fun! For those considering medical school, you’ll have a chance to meet with students currently in med school who will answer your questions and share their insider perspective on what it’s really like and how they got in. Additionally, meet real world medical professionals and learn about the wide variety of occupations in healthcare.
Medicine & Healthcare Instructors
Dr. Enrique Valdespino and Dr. Moreen Donahue
Dr. Valdespino recently graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery. Prior to Harvard, Enrique worked as a physician with with Compañeros en Salud México (CES), a sister organization of Partners in Health, after he completed his medical training. At CES he worked as a Regional Supervisor to support primary care physicians in charge of rural clinics in non-accessible areas. In this role, he addressed challenges in regards to medical care delivery, clinic management, and community relations.
Dr. Donahue served as the Chief Nursing Officer for the Western Connecticut Health Network, the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. Dr. Donahue completed her BSN degree at Boston College. Following this, she earned an MS degree in education from the State University of New York and her MSN in nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees from Case Western Reserve University.