Here are some ways to get involved in the world of medicine early.
Students study in an academic setting five days per week learning prerequisite material required for a pharmacy or related health major or program.
The program has a mission of encouraging young, underrepresented minority students to pursue a career in Pharmacy and related professions, as well as develop mentoring relationships with health professionals and graduate students.
Through interactive lectures and labs, you’ll learn about featured topics, including transplant surgery, emergency medicine, cancer, resuscitation science, kidney disease, and sports medicine.
In the afternoons, you will participate in hands-on virtual and simulated experiences at Penn’s Clinical Simulation Center and other sites.
Students participate in a lecture research series as well as present their own research at the completion of the program, as well as work with mentors from the Department of Pediatrics.
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You’ll also participate in VIP lunches with health professionals, observe patients and medical procedures, and engage in “Step into the shoes of an MD” skill and patient-case workshops and discussions with physicians.
Spend four weeks during June and July at The University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine learning from highly accredited Penn faculty.
At CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, rising high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to spend five days learning about public health.
Topics vary and may include public health interventions, global health, infectious disease, chronic disease, injury prevention, data analysis, surveys, school wellness programs, violence prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreaks, scientific communication, laboratory technology, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and public health law.