Heart-thumping emergency scenes meet the latest breakthrough technologies in emergency medicine in this exciting new program! Students will preview actual case studies of trauma from accident scenes ranging from car accidents to the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes or avalanches.
In cases that require surgical intervention, they will preview anatomical structures and surgical techniques, conducting their own mock surgery and practicing their suturing techniques. They will learn about imaging techniques such as x-rays, MRIs, and techniques used by radiologists to assess the extent and nature of injuries.
For sprains and like injuries, they will learn diagnosis techniques and practice splinting injuries.
Teens will examine treatment for burn injuries as well, learning about and practicing immediate life-saving techniques. They will learn about longer-term solutions as well such as skin-grafting and advances from biomedical engineering that employ tissue scaffolding to create sheets of skin that may be used to save the lives of burn victims.
This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.
June 26-July 14, 2023 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham