For nearly 200 years, Case Western Reserve University has prepared ambitious students for their futures—in that spirit, we offer our pre-college online courses, designed for high school students ages 13 and up. Each course features video lessons by Case Western Reserve instructors, access to mentors, and the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets you study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace...(more)
Are you curious about the different career paths you can take in the field of medicine? Our pre-med online courses, for students ages 13 and up, offer the perfect way to get a head start on your college education and potentially your future. Learn with acclaimed Georgetown University professors and even get insights from practitioners in your field of interest. If you are thinking about a future in medicine, we can help you find your fit.
At Georgetown, we believe that you're more than a mind. You're an individual with unique talents, dreams, and passions. Our long-held Jesuit tradition of cura personalis means "care for the whole person," and our goal in creating these new online courses is to provide a holistic experience for you. As an individual with unique talents, dreams and passions, you deserve the opportunity to develop and refine what makes you you. If you are intrigued by the field of medicine and would like to explore it in-depth before college, here is your chance.
Medicine Courses Offered:
Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases
Have you always been fascinated by how surgeons save lives? Is it your dream to dive into the world of surgery? This is a course for people who love the challenge of diagnosing a disease and treating it through surgery. Study diseases of the abdomen and create your own model of the major organs and vascular structures. Learn about emerging technologies, such as robotics and digital scanning. Discover the jobs of an OR team and hear from specialists like gynecologists, radiologists, and trauma surgeons.
Medicine: An Inside Look at Treating Patients
Do you dream of a future in medicine? Are you interested in treating patients and improving their lives? In this course, you’ll get an inside look at the patient journey, understand the various roles of a healthcare team, and explore treatment plans for three cases: a kidney transplant, vascular disease, and cancer. Hear from physician specialists in each discipline, as well as from team members who collaborate on treatment. Learn the differences between complementary and integrative medicine techniques, and finally design a healthcare team for a patient scenario.
Medical Research: Clinical Trials Resulting in Medical Discoveries
Every vaccine, drug, and treatment used in medicine is the result of evidence-based research. For a cancer therapy to succeed, medical researchers have to ask a question. Will it work? In this course you will learn the process researchers use to formulate, conduct, and evaluate the evidence they gather. You will be tasked with developing your own study using professional methods.
Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior
How can social media cause you stress? What impacts can society have on sexuality? Do you feel manipulated by popular culture? How do drugs affect the brain? This course addresses these and other topics like brain injuries, learning disabilities, the psychology of product and web design, and how we process our media environment.
Cost and Session Information
All course options, whether 2 or 4 weeks, have the identical educational content, learning materials, and number of assignments. The difference in length of course is due to time of year (not amount of instruction). We know the school year keeps you busy, so we’ve made the course longer during that time so that you can get assignments done.
Fees: $1795 for all courses
Check our website for more information about the courses that interest you!