We have a summer in Storrs for you!
UConn's Pre-College Summer Pre-Med: Explore the Field course provides high school students the opportunity to explore whether medicine is right for them through living and learning at a nationally ranked public university campus.
Where will you be in five years?
That's a hard question to answer, especially for high schoolers. UConn's Pre-College Summer can help students figure it out. Offered during all four sessions, our Pre-Med: Explore the Field course gives students the opportunity to experience multiple facets of a modern health facility throughout an intensive, one-week session. Students will tour the UConn John Dempsey Hospital to see how a hospital functions, be introduced to the practice of medicine and what it is like to be a physician, and discuss questions and concerns directly with professionals in the field.
The UConn Health Center is a vibrant, integrated academic medical facility that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. Throughout the week students will have the opportunity to learn from UConn Health faculty and staff in different fields of medicine and medical procedures including:
- Practice of basic skills, e.g. taking pulse, blood pressure
- Common examinations
- Brief overview of selected topics in rheumatology, gastroenterology and preventative medicine.
- Workshop demonstrating a mock "code"
Transportation: Pre-Med cohort students will be provided daily supervised University transportation from the Storrs campus to the UConn Health Center in Farmington, CT, returning to the Storrs campus at the end of each day. Pre-Med cohort students will be at the UConn Health Center Monday through Friday mornings and Monday through Thursday afternoons.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update After careful consideration and comprehensive discussions with many who are deeply invested in the health and education of our students, we have decided that the most responsible course of action is to cancel all Pre-College Summer sessions. Unfortunately, the Program's focus on providing a residential experience with hands-on courses does not make online learning a realistic or feasible option.