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- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Healthcare
- Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Veterinary Medicine, Sports Medicine, Dentistry, First Aid/EMS, Nursing, Pharmacy
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Career Clusters: Health Science
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (617) 283-4825
The Boston Leadership Institute is an award-winning summer program for high-achieving teens. Since 2011, BLI has provided unique, engaging, and valuable opportunities to thousands of students from around the United States and the world. Led by highly qualified and decorated teachers and professors from the Boston area, the BLI lineup now covers Healthcare. The subject matter is challenging and exciting, and students gain important credentials to include on college applications.
Our program offerings include:
- Anatomy - BLI's one-week pre-med Anatomy course is a jam packed dive into dissections, the skeletal system, neuroscience, and more. If you're a student who prefers a hands experience, join Anatomy and spends hours in the lab every day. Students will be taken on a journey of discovery into the marvels of the awe inspiring human body. Our work together will include hands-on lab activities, and more. Students will learn about anatomy through hands-on use of: Models, Dissection, Experimentation, Exercise.
This unit will cover heart anatomy and physiology, via examination of the heart, and a study of the impact of exercise on cardiovascular function. Students will learn the basics of CPR and will learn about heart healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.
- Contagion - Gain hands-on lab experience while studying the transmition and contamination processes of contagious diseases. Acquire knowledge valuable not only in scientific fields such as medicine and epidemiology, but take the next step and analyze the effect on public safety and health on a global scale.
Students will learn about the various kinds of infectious diseases that exist, the transmission and contamination process, as well as differentiating between viruses, pathogens, worms, and bacteria. They will observe how these diseases have evolved over the course of time in terms of severity, resistance to methods of eradication, and become familiar with different strains and species of these diseases. Join us for this exciting pre-med summer program.
- Dentistry - Get a head start on dental school by getting a sneak peak into the world of dentists with Boston Leadership Institute’s new one-week Intro to Dentistry program. Students will be introduced to the dental school environment and explore the career opportunities available. Students in previous years dove into the basics, such as intraoral anatomy the Perceptual Ability Test, the portion of the Dental Admissions Test that challenges your perceptual acumen!
After the basics, students learn how to take and interpret radiographs, learning how to identify abnormalities. Someone is in pain – can you determine why? Do you ever get self conscious when your dentist whips out your chart? What are they looking at?! You’ll be given your own “patients” and learn to examine their dental history. Have they been keeping up with their oral hygiene? Have they been brushing their teeth twice a day? What about flossing? These are all things you’ll be able to determine!
- Intro to Surgery - The one-week Introduction to Surgery program will present students with basic surgical skills, such as surgical knot tying and suturing, and then allow them to translate these skills to mock surgeries.
Cardiovascular diseases and surgical procedures will be focused on this week, including coronary artery bypass grafting. Students will additionally complete, in groups, a slideshow presentation involving cardiothoracic diseases and their surgical treatments. They will then practice their presenting skills as they present their work to the rest of the class. This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in pre-med.
Nursing - Imagine it. YOU are a nurse. You are on the front lines. Maybe you respond to codes in the Emergency Room or comfort family members at your patient’s bedside. Maybe you’ve become a Nurse Practitioner and prescribe medication. If you feel a call to nursing, listen to it! Aside from being one of the highest paying careers – with a MEDIAN income in the high $70,000 range – nurses are needed right now.
So what will you do in this program? When studying the roles of a clinical nurse, you might learn to execute MRIs and X-Rays and evaluate vital signs. When studying the day of a critical care nurse, you may turn to more urgent tasks that are life or death. Have you gotten a shot recently? That was likely done by a nurse. You’ll learn how to be THAT nurse who doesn’t leave your patient’s arm sore. You’ll also learn how to insert intravenous lines, an everyday task for most nurses in a hospital setting.
- Mini Med School - Hey future doctor, get your stethoscope ready! Mini Med School is now in session. In this class, we’ll dive into various areas, focusing on a few new subject areas every day. What makes up a routine check up? How do you test a patient’s reflexes? What are you listening for in their breathing? What about the differences between pediatric physicals and adult check ups. How do you know if a child is developing properly?
After this, we’ll move on to more specific specialties. maybe you’ll even find one you want to pursue! We’ll go from top to bottom, starting with Neuroscience. The nervous system, spinal cord, degenerative diseases – we’ll cover it all! What is Alzheimer’s? You’ve heard that mental health and physical health are similar, and we’ll explore how. After this, we’ll get down to the heart. Did you know your heart beats 115,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons per day?! But what can go wrong? How does someone end up on the path to a heart attack? Imagine you’re a cardiothoracic surgeon. A patient needs a bypass. What happens next?!
We’ll continue through the body, covering orthopedics, oncology, genetic diseases, and more. This will be a fast-paced and hands-on experience. This is going to be a popular program.
Sports Medicine - Calling all athletes and sports fanatics! Explore what it takes to keep elite athletes in tip top shape on and off the field. Our new one-week Sports Medicine program will expose students to the medical methods that help athletes improve their athletic performance as well as recover from and prevent future injuries.
Some of the topics covered in this week-long course include physical therapy, surgery, orthopedics, concussion research, and much more. Students will receive hands-on experiences learning about a variety of advanced techniques on rehabilitation and performance. This course is perfect for students passionate about medicine and sports.
This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in pre-med.
- Vetrinary Medicine - In this program, students will cover veterinary surgery by performing mock surgeries and bone-settings, research common afflictions such as canine distemper and rabies. They will also explore various methods of diagnosis, including how to detect pain through physical examinations and how to analyze imaging from x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans.
*This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.
Thanks to the generosity of the BluePearl Emergency Pet Hospital team and our additional instructors, students explored a variety of veterinary specialties. One day, a surgeon took students through the process of performing an organ transplant, and the next day a veterinarian with her own practice introduced students to veterinary oral health care. Class became more exotic when a zoo animal specialist introduced the zoonotic disease lesson, taking students step by step through the process of diagnosing severe illnesses and threats in non-human primates.
Additional lessons included orthopedics, anesthesia, public health, ophthalmology, toxicology, emergency medicine, neurology, and many more.
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