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Intro to Surgery

One-Week Summer Medicine Program

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The one-week Introduction to Surgery program will present students with basic surgical skills, such as surgical knot tying and suturing, and then allow them to translate these skills to mock surgeries. Cardiovascular diseases and surgical procedures will be focused on this week, including coronary artery bypass grafting.  Students will additionally complete, in groups, a slideshow presentation involving cardiothoracic diseases and their surgical treatments. They will then practice their presenting skills as they present their work to the rest of the class.

This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in pre-med.

Student practices surgery in the Intro to Surgery one-week program

This Program Sold Out Last Summer

Session 1: June 17th – June 21st
Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA
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Session 4: July 22nd – July 26th
Bentley / Gann – Waltham, MA
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Session 3: July 15th – July 19th
Bentley / Gann – Waltham, MA
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Students do an experiment in the Intro to Surgery one-week summer medical program
Students do an experiment in the Intro to Surgery one-week summer medical program
Students perform a mock surgery in Biomedical and Surgical Research three-week program
Students do an experiment in the Intro to Surgery one-week summer medical program
Students do an experiment in the Intro to Surgery one-week summer medical program
Students do an experiment in the Intro to Surgery one-week summer medical program
Matt Coletti

Matt Coletti

Mr. Coletti is a recent graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. At Tufts, he graduated top of his class and was honored with the prestigious Thomas B. Hunt Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence. His strength and passion lies in both oral and maxillofacial surgery and emergency dentistry. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, Mr. Coletti  received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stonehill College in 2011. At Stonehill, he was a SURE Research Scholar and a member of the men’s lacrosse team. After graduation, Mr. Coletti worked as a Research Associate in the Chemical Biology and Therapeutic Sciences Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Coletti is returning to BLI after working as a TA for our Biomedical and Surgical Research program in 2015 and 2016.

Student Comments

‘I loved the mock surgeries we did and how hands-on the program was. The teachers were great and I feel like I really learned a lot. Also, I liked how they made you really problem solve and figure things out on our own.’

‘The intro to surgery program was filled with lectures and note-taking, as well as a hands-on experience. My teacher was very accommodating with different learning experiences. What I like about the program is that I got to learn different types of surgeries and actually perform them.’

‘The teachers were very nice and useful. They’re smart and funny and I’ve learned a lot from them by taking this course. Because of this program I know how to tie knots using sutures in different types of ways. I also learned the proper way to hold/use the tools.’

Students do an experiment in the Intro to Surgery one-week summer medical program
Students do an experiment in the Intro to Surgery one-week summer medical program

Student Comments (Continued)

‘She made learning fun and was very knowledgeable! She made it so that I was actually willing to learn during the summer. The program was very hands-on (super good)! The structure in which we learned in the morning, had a break for lunch, and then applied the skills we learned in the lab in the afternoon session was perfect.’

‘The program is better than expected. It was a warm environment that enabled us to share more ideas and discuss with each other. The teacher was great thankfully. I was able to understand everything and didn’t have any doubts.’

‘The teachers were very thorough in their explanations and the class was very interactive and fun. The dissections were very helpful to understand the objectives.’

‘I like how we did a lot of dissecting. It wasn’t just sitting in a room and learning about surgery, it was hands-on which made the class more interesting.’

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