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    Boston Leadership Institute: Intro to Surgery (1 Week)

    Boston Leadership Institute: Intro to Surgery (1 Week)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Biology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (781) 431-2514
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    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.

    Cost and Session Information

    SUMMER 2022 DATES:

    June 20th – 24th, 2022 | Dana Hall, Wellesley 
    August 8th – 12th, 2022 | Dana Hall, Wellesley 


    • "In the intro to surgery program we did dissections and learned how to suture. I liked the dissections and the teachers were very nice and made the class fun."

      - Student Comment - July 19, 2019
    • "I absolutely loved Intro to Surgery. The teachers were awesome and I learned SO SO much from them. It was so engaging and educational. I recommend it to fellow future surgeons."

      - Student Comment - July 26, 2019
    • "I really liked the dissections and surgeries we did in the afternoon. In addition, it was so cool that we learned how to suture. To me, learning via lecture-style presentation is helpful, so I enjoyed that. Our teachers were very good at explaining the material and teaching us."

      - Student Comment - June 21, 2019
    • "I enjoyed the Intro to Surgery program. I learned more in this one week than I would in a week at my school. I also had many opportunities to practice dissections and even surgeries that I would not have had without this program. I am grateful for this opportunity and for our teacher who put a lot of work into the program."

      - Student Comment - June 22, 2018
    • "I liked how hands-on the activities were and how friendly and easy to talk to our instructor was. I loved doing the mock surgeries and practicing stitching on the fake skin. I also liked learning about surgical techniques- this is, after all, intro to surgery."

      - Student Comment - June 29, 2018
    • "My program introduced me to new surgeries and taught me skills, such as suturing, that will benefit me on my path to being a doctor. My teacher was very knowledgeable about the topics we discussed and explained everything thoroughly."

      - Student Comment - July 27, 2018
    • "The program was amazing and I learned so much! Even from a background in biology and chemistry I still learned a whole lot. My favorite part was performing the surgeries and getting to dissect all kinds of organisms and organs. The teachers explained the procedures well and explained the purpose as well."

      - Student Comment - July 20, 2018
    • 'The program is pretty fun. I learn a lot of surgical background from this program. This program helped me to decide what I want to do in the future. I really love the operation part in this program. The teacher is really nice and talkative. He had introduced a lot of knowledge and background information to get into the medial field.'

      - Student Comment - July 21, 2017
    • 'The intro to surgery program was filled with lectures and note-taking, as well as a hands-on experience. My teacher was very accommodating with different learning experiences. What I like about the program is that I got to learn different types of surgeries and actually perform them.'

      - Student Comment - June 30, 2017
    • 'I liked the lab work because it was fun and we got to learn how to do mock surgeries. I liked learning how to do stitches and the different animals were cool.'

      - Student Comment - July 22, 2016
    • 'I liked how we were able to learn surgery and surgical techniques by performing surgeries on actual animal organs.'

      - Student Comment - July 22, 2016