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Three-Week Summer Programs

Students participate in a mock-surgery in the Biomedical and Surgical Research three-week summer program

Taught by: Jeff Robin at our Longwood Medical Area location, graduate of SUNY Medical School and teacher at Wellesley High School

The Biomedical and Surgical Research Program brings anatomy to life through discussion and practice of surgical procedures. Lectures and activities showcase the anatomy of systems such as the heart and circulatory system. Case studies and lectures are used to overview both emergency room and planned surgical procedures for that system. Learn More

Students do an experiment in the Biomedical Research: Contagious Disease three-week program

Taught by: Sarah Sherman, a medical student at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed research on host-virus interactions and host-parasite coevolution, and much more

Students seeking a career in medicine: Virology and Immunology are a key course in the pre-med curriculum. Now, you don’t have to wait until college to explore these areas! Measles, smallpox, cholera, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria influenza, MRSA, Ebola – many of the most deadly contagious diseases are still not fully understood and impact the world population still today. Learn More

Students do an experiment in the Biomedical Research: Genetics and Clinical Trials three-week program

Taught by: Vince Coljee, Founded his own company, Excelimmune, Inc., a leader in Antibody Combination Therapeutics to discover life-saving medicines for debilitating diseases

In this three week program, students will be introduced to the recent advances in genetics, genetic testing and personal genome sequencing, and will be presented with some of the decisions and ethical challenges an individual may face regarding the use of this technology. Students will also learn about some of the likely benefits of personal genetics. Learn More

Students perform a mock medical procedure in the Emergency Medicine three-week program

Taught by: Rony Diaz, current medical student at Texas Tech who earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biochemistry Texas Tech

Heart-thumping emergency scenes meet the latest breakthrough technologies in emergency medicine in this exciting new program! Students will preview actual case studies of trauma from accident scenes ranging from car accidents to the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes or avalanches. Learn More

Students do an experiment in the Anatomy & Surgical Research three-week research program

Taught by: Joseph Oti-Nimoh, a medical student at Texas Tech School of Medicine. He has assisted in teaching Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Biology of Cell and Tissues, and Major Organ Systems

This program is perfect for students who are interested expanding their understanding of anatomy. They will be learning about the anatomy of the human body more extensively than in our one-week program. They will learn about the different systems of the human body which may include nervous, skeletal, circulatory, muscular, digestive, lymphatic, and endocrine. Learn More

Students doing an experiment in Neurosurgery Research three-week program

Taught by: Matt Hill, medical student at Robert Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Students will explore parts of the brain and their functions through lectures, dissection, and study of models. Case studies are used to bring the material to life as real-life stories illustrate the effects on behavior and sensory perception of individuals with missing or destroyed brain regions, such as injury or Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. Learn More

Students performing an experiment in Oncology three-week program

Taught by: Maria Lazebnik, Professor at Bentley University

This program covers the study, treatment, and research of cancer, including medical radiation and surgical oncology. Students will study the tell-tale signs of cancer, tackle the complex process of diagnosing, including the staging process, and provide a prognosis to a mock patient. From here, students will study treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Learn More

Student examine horses in the Veterinary Medicine three-week program

Taught by: Dr. William Snell, Medical Director at Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital – Charlestown

In this program, students will cover veterinary surgery by performing mock surgeries and bone-settings, research common afflictions such as canine distemper and rabies. They will also explore various methods of diagnosis, including how to detect pain through physical examinations and how to analyze imaging from x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. Learn More

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