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One-Week Summer Medicine Program

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Interested in childhood diseases such as measles that are threatening to make a comeback?

Intrigued by childhood mental illnesses such as autism and wondering when it appears and why?

Want to learn about child abuse and how to detect it? – Pediatricians are on the front line!

Interested in learning how to interpret and perform basic medical screening yourself – blood pressure, breathing rate, eye and ear exams? This program is for you.

Learn how to administer the hearing, vision, and reflex tests you’ve taken your whole life in this brand new program. You’ll also explore common childhood diseases, such as measles and mumps, learn how to diagnose and treat concussions, identify neurological disorders, and examine the differences between pediatric and adult surgery.

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

Students do a reflex test in the Pediatrics one-week medical program

Date: July 6-10
Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA

Students do tests using a stethoscope in the Pediatrics one-week summer medical program

Led by an actual MD who teaches at a top high school and a medical student at Boston University with pediatric experience, 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 contagions, blood work, basic psychology, child abuse and detection, childhood mental disorders and how to treat it.

The program provides a riveting look across childhood, from the treatment of premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit it teenagers suffering from eating disorders and substance abuse. This amazing how packed the one-week program will be!

Students will gain insight into childhood diseases and contagion, blood work and basic physiology, child abuse and detection, as well as mental disorders of childhood diagnosis and treatment.

Field Trips

Students will go to the critically-acclaimed Body Worlds and the Cycle of Life exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Science. The theme of the Body Worlds exhibitions changes every few years. They are the world’s most popular touring attraction, having been seen by 47 million people globally. This expansive 10,000 square foot exhibition has only two US stops before moving on to Canada and various European cities. Students will also be able to see the world-famous Museum of Science on their visit.

Museum of Science
Teacher Tap Van Geel poses in front of MIT with students

Tap Van Geel

Tap Van Geel earned his MD from SUNY Upstate Medical School. Tap currently teaches at top-ranked Wellesley High School and has co-taught Biomedical & Surgical Research for many years.

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