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    Healthcare and Psychology | Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students at Wagner College

    Healthcare and Psychology | Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students at Wagner College


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Psychology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Health Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (718) 390-3221
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    Wagner College’s Summer Pre-College Program provides students with an unforgettable experience in one of the most exciting cities in the world - New York.


    This three-week interactive learning experience is an introductory college program designed for high school students interested in careers in healthcare delivery. Traditional classroom lectures and high fidelity medical simulators (electronically controlled mannequins) promote exposure to clinical skills, management and knowledge of common medical conditions.

    Students learn to skills interview patients, perform physical exams, and medical procedures (suturing, casting). Interactive cases are explored to enhance the knowledge gained from lectures. Field visits to New York City healthcare facilities complement classroom learning. One Unit Possible Trips: Northwell Health Hospital, Staten Island; Cornell Medical School Cadaver Lab; EMS/Ambulance Day Required Text: C. Edward Collins, A Short Course in Medical Terminology, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014. ISBN: 978-1451176063


    A discussion of current assumptions about the nature and causes of psychological disorders based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychological Disorders (DSM) used by mental health practitioners. Basic concepts and prevailing theoretical approaches are discussed and evaluated. Description and discussion of the major psychological disturbances, their etiology, and treatment are presented. One Unit. Required Text: “Abnormal Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach” (4th Ed.), Beidel, D. C., Bulik, C. M., & Stanley, M.A. (2017), Pearson Education. ISBN: 978-0134238944 Other Required Materials: Notebook

     Get a head start this summer on your college career:

    • Earn up to 6 transferable college credits in 3 weeks
    • Strengthen your college application with our admissions workshop and learn tips on how to survive your first year at college
    • Visit some of New York City’s exciting attractions including museums, galleries, Broadway shows, and more!

    About Wagner College:

    Wagner College is a competitive, four-year private liberal arts college founded in 1883. Our nationally recognized academic program, Wagner Plan incorporates a longstanding commitment to the liberal arts, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary education. The campus is 105 acres of park-like hilltop that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, New York Harbor, and Manhattan.

    For more than a decade, Wagner College has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report, among the Top 30 Northern Universities and appears on the Forbes 2015 Top Colleges list for a third year in a row. Respectively, the Wagner College Theatre program was ranked #1 in the nation according to the 2016 Princeton Review “Best 380 Colleges” guide. 

    Wagner students represent 40 different states and 19 countries. The most popular undergraduate majors at Wagner are Theatre, Biological Sciences, Business, Psychology, and Sociology.

    For more information visit our website!

    Cost and Session Information

    Program Dates: July 7 to July 26, 2024

    Residential Tuition: $4,799 (early application $4,499) 

    Commuter Tuition: $3,599 (early application $3,449)


    • My advice for teens looking at summer programs or camps is don't be afraid. Don't be afraid to apply for programs that are out of your comfort zone, or apply to programs where you would need to stay overnight to study. It was the best decision I've ever made. It helped me find friends that I stayed in contact after the program ended, college experience that I would like to continue to be a part of, and a career path that I've fallen in love with. All of this happened because I stepped out of my comfort zone. I had the best time, and I am forever grateful for what that summer gave me.

      - Francesca Desilvio - November 1, 2018