I learned amazing things that I didn’t think I would be exposed to before medical school! Summer Springboard helped me confirm my love of medicine!
- Megha J.
The classes were useful and helped shed light on different aspects of the medical field, and the various careers you can choose from within the field.
- Isabella D.
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.
Last year students went to the Fairfield Simulation Center. Their state-of-the-art center promotes the acquisition of basic and advanced clinical skills that are essential for medical students and residents to master.
Additionally students received a behind the scenes tour of Yale New Haven Emergency Department, which has a full range of specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day as well as educational, preventive and outreach programs designed to understand, treat and prevent the most serious of patient injuries.
Learn basic medical skills and get training on how to handle situations when medical care is not immediately available. Simulations will allow you to learn and practice hands-on 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. In small groups, your medical team will be required to research the patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on your findings, and develop a treatment plan.
Throughout the program, meet a variety of experts in the field of healthcare that will provide advice and tips on academic preparation and professional pathways to explore. We will discuss the wide variety of professions within the medical field, such as physical therapy, physician's assistants, phlebotomy and more. You'll get a deeper sense of your unique motivations and aptitudes and how that aligns with potential academic and career choices. This helps students make better informed decisions about some of life’s most important choices.
Dr. Moreen Donahue, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
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.
Note: Summer Springboard – Session 1-3 – 2020 is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.