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Neurosurgery Research

Three-Week Summer Medicine Program

BioSTEM Award, 2018, J&J • Top Summer Science Program, 2011-2019, NY Times/ • Top Robotics Program, 2017, RoboLoco • Best Medicine Program, 2018, ParentMap • Top Biomedical Engineering, •
Top 101 Summer Camps & Programs, • Top Biomedical Engineering, 2017,

The application is now up for Summer 2021!
If we can run live, we will. If we need to run remotely, we will.

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. Neuroimaging techniques from EEG to FMRI and PET/SPECT are covered that provide a window into the brain enabling physicians and scientists to visualize brain activity and track states of consciousness.

This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.

Students doing an experiment in Neurosurgery Research three-week program

June 21 – July 9, 2021
Longwood Medical Area – Boston, MA

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Matt Hill

BA, Psychology and Biology – Hamilton College

Medical student – Robert Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Two years’ professional experience in residential schools for children with Autism

Professional experience at McLean Hospital, psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Research experience exploring OCD-like behavior in rats, technology-based interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and communication as it relates to restraints in an inpatient psychiatric hospital

Academic interests include understanding health disparities across groups and the societal structures that create those health disparities, particularly as they relate to the homeless population, and community-based interventions for mental health treatment and how to break down barriers to mental health care

Student Comments

‘Super enthusiastic teacher who was so friendly and helpful. I learned so much in these 3 weeks especially because of this amazing location and nearby medical resources.’

‘Matt was really engaging with great lectures. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the material. Understanding and truly cares about students and want to see them succeed. Great intro into the field. I really enjoyed the mock procedures.’

‘We got a really nice mix of scientific research and medical surgery practice! The labs and field trips were great, and Matt was a fantastic teacher. The feedback on presentations was also really helpful!’

‘The program was very comprehensive, fun and easy to follow even for a beginner in the field such as myself. The field trips and labs were not only entertaining but also very informative. I would definitely recommend this class for those interesting in the subject.’

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