MINI MED SCHOOL
One-Week Summer Program for Pre-High School Students
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Hey future doctor, get your stethoscope ready! Mini Med School is now in session. We’ll dive into various areas, focusing on new subject areas every day. What makes up a routine check up? How do you test a patient’s reflexes? What are you listening for in their breathing? What about the differences between pediatric physicals and adult check ups. How do you know if a child is developing properly?
After this, we’ll move on to more specific specialties. We’ll go from top to bottom, starting with Neuroscience. The nervous system, spinal cord, degenerative diseases – we’ll cover it all! What is Alzheimer’s? You’ve heard that mental health and physical health are similar, and we’ll explore how. After this, we’ll get down to the heart. Did you know your heart beats 115,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons per day?! But what can go wrong? How does someone end up on the path to a heart attack? Imagine you’re a cardiothoracic surgeon. A patient needs a bypass. What happens next?!
We’ll continue through the body, covering orthopedics, oncology, genetic diseases, and more. This fast-paced and hands-on program sold out last summer. Sign up today!
S1 Instructor: Peter Brutschea
Mr. Brutschea teaches at Dexter Southfield Upper School. He has extensive experience working in an emergency room setting as both a technician and patient care representative. During his time as an EMT, he worked for Mount Auburn Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard-affiliated institutions, training Harvard medical students in emergency protocol.
S2 Instructor: Samantha Echevarria
Ms. Echevarria is a medical student at the highly-ranked Wake Forest School of Medicine. Before attending medical school, Sam majored in Biomedical Sciences and minored in Medical Sociology. She was an HSF Scholar, President of First Generation American Knights, and she TA-ed Microbiology. Sam’s admirable research on the effects of interpersonal violence lent itself to her thesis on dating app facilitated sexual violence amongst college students and its effects on mental health and well-being.
S3 Instructor: Amanda Gaccione
Ms. Gaccione is a medical student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She was in the Honors Program at Providence College, where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology, and was a Division I student-athlete. Amanda has research experience at the Morristown Medical Center in the Dept. of Surgery, as well as experience as an Ophthalmic Assistant.
Student Comments from Summer 2023
‘This program was very fun, educational and interactive, teaching me many medicinal skills that I did not know about. The teachers were very helpful towards the learning dynamic and helped me grasp concepts that I could not have accomplished on my own.’
‘I really enjoyed Mini Med School, especially the hands-on approach, teaching us how to recognize critical conditions, and to save people in case of an emergency.’
‘In general, this program and teacher were awesome. This was my first medical class, and now I know that I’m following the right path. I have extra motivation to keep trying hard on my studies and let my dreams become a reality.’
Doctors in the making!
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