Georgetown University Summer Pre-College Program - 1-Week Medical Academy

Washington, DC

Overview

The 1-Week Medical Academy at Georgetown University provides you with an introduction to the field of medicine—and a glimpse into the Georgetown Medical Center, which includes the nationally ranked School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Health Studies, in addition to the world-renowned Lombardi Cancer Center.

You'll explore topics ranging from human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and infectious diseases to surgery, cancer, and biomedical ethics. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to work in the Gross Anatomy Lab, use a patient simulator, and focus on some of today's pressing medical issues, such as preventative medicine, heart disease, and HIV.

As a student in the Medical Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:

  • Gross anatomy
  • Cardiovascular physiology and pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Current medical issues, such as HIV
  • Alternative medicine
  • ICU medicine
  • Emergency medicine and trauma surgery
  • Autopsy

 

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