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    Boston Leadership Institute: Pediatrics & Neonatal Medicine

    Boston Leadership Institute: Pediatrics & Neonatal Medicine


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    You’ll learn how to assess a newborn’s vital signs, explore common childhood diseases such as measles and mumps, identify neurological disorders, and examine the differences between pediatric medicine and neonatology.

    This program will provide a fast-paced, hands-on glimpse into what it’s like to be a pediatrician. Students will gain insight into childhood diseases and contagion, bloodwork, and mental disorders of childhood diagnosis and treatments.

    Hands-on activities will include infant CPR and AED training on baby CPR mannequins. Additionally, students will practice patient care on an infant simulator doll, including IV injection, umbilical cord procedures, catheterization, nasal and oral intubation, and more! Students will also have the opportunity to deliver a baby using our birthing simulator, which contains the mother and newborn, along with all of the details you’d see in a real birth such as the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid!



    • "This program was great! I learned a lot about the anatomy and differences in a fetus. Dr. Van Geel was a great teacher. I also really enjoyed it when the guest speakers came in, as they were great at explaining their practice."

      - Student Comment - July 12, 2019
    • "I really enjoyed the pediatrics program and it was a lot of fun to be able to learn new things that I didn't really know before."

      - Student Comment - July 12, 2019