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    Wake Forest Summer Immersion: Sports Medicine Institute

    Wake Forest Summer Immersion: Sports Medicine Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Sports
    • Sub-Categories: Sports Medicine
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    What does it take to keep top athletes on the field performing at their very best? Grab some athletic tape, have the scalpel on standby, and come find out!

    The Sports Medicine Institute will expose students to innovative methods of medical care for the nation’s most elite athletes while exploring the various career options that the sports medicine field has to offer. 


    The program will provide hands-on educational experiences to emphasize the fundamentals of sports medicine, ranging from the integration of advanced treatment techniques to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and athletic performance. Students will learn from esteemed Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeons, Dr. Gary Poehling and Dr. Nicholas Trasolini, as well as countless experienced orthopedic medical professionals, trainers, coaches, and, of course, the athletes themselves. This institute allows students who have both a passion for medicine and sports the ability to experience the field of Sports Medicine, first-hand.

    Topics Covered:

    • Concussions
    • Athletic Training and Physical Therapy
    • Knee and Shoulder Injuries
    • Pediatric Sports Medicine
    • Prosthetic Design, Biologics & Regenerative Medicine

    Hands-On Experiences:

    • Visit the WFU Pitching Biomechanics Lab and WFU Athletic Training Facilities
    • Surgical Skills Labs in a Mock OR in the Hospital
    • Splinting/Casting & Ankle Taping Techniques
    • Suturing Lab
    • Guided Cadaveric Surgical Anatomy Lab

    Hands-on experiences are subject to change.