Emergency Medicine in Boston

Get a 360 degree view of the field of healthcare, perform medical simulations at Brigham & Women's Hospital, a nationally-recognized teaching hospital, and visit Harvard Medical School

Summer medical program for teens in Boston, MA

Program Highlights

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
students performing CPR on dummies
Tuition:

Residential Tuition :
$5,398 *

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,698*

Commuter Tuition:
$3,098*


*+$250 Medicine course supplement

Dates:

Session 1:
June 25, 2023 July 7, 2023

Session 2:
July 9, 2023 July 21, 2023

Location:

Boston
Simmons University, Boston

Testimonials

  • Honestly everything, the RAs, the trips, the teachers, the campus. It was all amazing to me. I was apart of the emergency medicine track, and I’ve found myself using different skills I’ve learned even in different subject. I’ve used suture knots in my art and bio classes. I’ve gotten to help other people make basic decisions if something hurts based off of what I learned. It was a really valuable experience. I also made a lot of amazing friends, and still talk to them this day.

    A. Jones

  • The Emergency Medicine track 100% confirmed that science is what I want to study in college and that I want to be on the pre-med track. I did in fact mention the program in my application more than once. I made sure to include it in my activities section as well as two essays for two different colleges.

    J. Disco

Course Overview

This program in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field through immersive learning and hands-on projects. In the first week, students will learn how to take vital signs and perform CPR. They will also work on key wilderness medicine techniques and visit a simulation lab where med students and faculty are trained and evaluated.  In the second week, students put their skills to the test in a mass casualty incident simulation during which students triage and stabilize victims. By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in these topics, and the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle issues while working to support, diagnose, and save their patients. 

Excursions in Boston – Students will visit the medical simulation center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a nationally-recognized teaching hospital for Harvard University, as well as Harvard Medical School.

Meet your instructor

Dr. Andrew Eyre & Dr. Sean Kivelhan

Medicine Harvard Medical School

This course is led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Dr. Andrew Eyre and Dr. Sean Kivelhan and course faculty from the internationally recognized hospital.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


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.

Career Exploration


Meet a variety of experts in the field of healthcare that will provide advice and tips on academic preparation and professional pathways to explore. Brigham & Women's Hospital is a nationally-recognized teaching hospital, and has the charitable missions of furthering and improving patient care, undertaking biomedical research, and engaging in educational activities benefiting medical students, interns, residents, and other medical personnel. BWH, through its STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation conducts educational activities intended to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare utilizing simulation technology.

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