Pre-Med Summer Programs
High school students who are considering medicine can explore the health sciences in pre-med summer programs. One of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, pre-med education centers on human biology and how the heart, lungs, musculoskeletal and nervous systems function together. Students learn through lecture-based and hands-on teaching styles. They can take part in medical simulations using practice dummies or computer programs. There are pre-med programs focusing on surgery, anatomy, emergency medicine, forensic science, and even medical journalism. There are also pre-veterinary programs. Some pre-med programs focus on medicine as a career, others on research. Some offer college credit and are typically held on university and college campuses.