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    NYU Summer Program: Exploring Careers in Medicine


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Healthcare
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    You might know there are different kinds of doctors and nurses, but did you know there are more than 100 medical subspecialties? Clinical areas are defined by different parts of the body (and relationships between them), diseases, injuries, and environments. If you are interested in biology and human health, you might want to consider a path toward a medical specialization such as cytopathology, vascular neurology, clinical genetics, or aerospace medicine, to name a few. 

    The increasingly narrow expertise of doctors and nurses can mean greater knowledge of particular health problems, but it can also make it more difficult to understand how health concerns are caused by multiple sources and affect multiple parts of the body. Through a combination of lectures, expert clinical guest speakers, and field trips, you will gain a greater understanding of the range of clinical care professions, their relation to each other, some challenges that might not be obvious to patients, and the rewards that make such demanding careers worthwhile. Please note: Due to conversations about human biology concepts and emotionally challenging patient situations, this course will be limited to upper-class students (rising juniors and seniors only).

    Ideal For

    • High school students who have completed grades 10 or 11 (rising juniors and seniors only)
    • High school students who want to learn more about different kinds of medical specialties and their relation to each other, as well as understand the paths toward various clinical health professions

    You'll Walk Away With

    • Familiarity with the range of available clinical care subspecialties
    • An understanding of how clinical professions and subspecialties relate to each other and what benefits and burdens resulting from increased specialization


    Cost and Session Information

    Fees for Summer 2023

    Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable)

    Tuition & Program Fees: $2,495 per course

    Housing & Dining Fees: $607 per week

    Please visit our website for more information on costs and sessions!