Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine
Three-Week Summer Medicine Program
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Want to learn about pediatrics and neonatology? This is the program for you!
You’ll learn how to assess a newborn’s vital signs, explore common childhood diseases such as measles and mumps, identify neurological disorders, and examine the differences between pediatric medicine and neonatology.
This program will provide a fast-paced, hands-on glimpse into what it’s like to be a pediatrician. Students will gain insight into childhood diseases and contagion, bloodwork, and mental disorders of childhood diagnosis and treatments.
Hands-on activities will include infant CPR and AED training on baby CPR mannequins. Additionally, students will practice patient care on an infant simulator doll, including IV injection, umbilical cord procedures, catheterization, nasal and oral intubation, and more! Students will also have the opportunity to deliver a baby using our birthing simulator, which contains the mother and newborn, along with all of the details you’d see in a real birth such as the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid!
This three-week summer program is designed for teens interested in pre-med.
Note: this page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
An elite subsection of Pediatrics? Neonatology – the specialization that deals with complex health issues related to newborns. Neonatology often includes complications with pregnancy, premature birth, or birth defects. You’ve probably heard of the NICU, or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where premature babies gain the strength they need to go home. That’s just one part of what a Neonatologist is involved with.
Be prepared to practice tiny, baby-sized procedures with hands-on labs and studies. As doctors always say, kids aren’t just little adults. Pediatrics and Neonatology require an entirely specific skillset. If you’ve taken another one of our medical programs before, get ready for something new!
Lindsay is a medical student at UMass Chan Medical School. With a passion for women’s health, Lindsay is considering specializing in OB/GYN and adolescent medicine. Before medical school, Lindsay graduated from Colgate University, taught 7th grade Biology at Wellesley Middle School, and completed clinical research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.
Student Comments from Summer 2023
‘I enjoyed how kind and caring our teacher was. She was super knowledgeable about pediatrics which was really cool. I loved how we were able to get into the NICU because it made me absolutely sure that was what I wanted to do in the future!‘
‘I loved doing my research project and doing hands-on labs and dissections. I also loved visiting so many places. The program was a great community and everyone was so nice. The days didn’t feel the same length as a school day because every day was new and fun.‘
‘Lindsay was a great teacher and made each class very fun. The program overall was very educational and fun. The highlight was the NICU visit.’
‘I really enjoyed the program. I feel like I learned a lot and had a wonderful time. My teacher was very knowledgeable and receptive to the interests of the students. We went on a lot of field trips and I feel that they were helpful for expanding the scope of what we were learning.’
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