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Course Description

1-Week Medical Academy| Course Description

 

The 1-week Medical Academy provides you with an introduction to the field of medicine—and a glimpse into the Georgetown University 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.

How You'll Benefit

  • Work with a patient simulator

  • Explore the latest in medical advances within a lab setting

  • Gain hands-on experience taking blood pressure, listening for heart sounds, working in the suture lab, conducting an ultrasound, analyzing a cadaver, and more

  • Work with Georgetown University medical students and professors

  • Practice dissection

 

Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the 1-week 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

 
Please Note: According to Georgetown University Policy, this course is restricted to students who will be at least 15 years old when the program starts because it includes a mandatory laboratory component.
 

1-week Medical Academy | Schedule Description

 

Sample Weekday Day*

In the 1-week Medical Academy, you'll attend academic programming between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. during the weekdays, which will include lectures, guest speakers, hands-on activities, group discussions, and off-site visits. At the end of the day, you'll have opportunities to participate in optional cocurricular events, free time, and residential living activities until curfew.

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lecture: Genomics

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Understanding Human Subjects: The Patient Simulator

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gross Anatomy Lab

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Discussion Session: Medical School Preparation Now!

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Lecture: Preparing for Human Dissection

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Student? activities and Residential Life ?supervision

*Core topics, hands-on experience and sample day are subject to change.

 

 

 

 

During your one-week academy, you will get a snapshot of the Georgetown medical school curriculum and the field of medicine where you will address topics such as human anatomy and physiology, microbiology and infectious diseases, surgery, cancer, and biomedical ethics. Students will have the opportunity to work in the Gross Anatomy Lab and with a patient simulator and focus on some of today's pressing medical issues, such as preventative medicine, heart disease and HIV. The Georgetown Medical Center includes the nationally ranked School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Health Studies, in addition to the world-renowned Lombardi Cancer Center.

Core Topics Covered*

  • Gross anatomy

  • Cardiovascular physiology and pathology

  • Microbiology

  • Infectious diseases

  • Surgery

  • Cancer

  • Biomedical ethics

  • Current medical issues such as HIV

  • Introduction to alternative medicine

  • ICU medicine

  • Emergency medicine and trauma surgery

  • Autopsy

 

Hands-on Experience*

  • Work with a patient simulator

  • Use surgical box simulators

  • Practice dissection

  • See the latest in medical advances in a lab setting

  • Practice taking blood pressure, listening for heart sounds, working in the

  • suture lab, conducting an ultrasound, analyzing a cadaver and more

  • Visit the National Museum of Health

  • Work with Georgetown medical students and professors

Please Note: According to Georgetown University Policy, this course is restricted to students who will be at least 15 years old when the program starts because it includes a mandatory laboratory component.

Sample Day*

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. GUMC Faculty Lecture: Genomics

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Understanding Human Subjects: The Patient Simulator

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit the National Museum of Health

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Discussion Section: Medical School Preparation Now!

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. GUMC Faculty Lecture: The Online Dissector

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Student Activity Programing

Students are typically engaged in academic programming from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with free time and optional student activity programing until curfew. Students arrive and check-in on Sunday and depart on Saturday

*Core topics, hands-on experience and sample day are subject to change.

 
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Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jul 12, 2020
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9:00AM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 13, 2020 to Jul 17, 2020
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Sa
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9:00AM to 10:00AM
Dates
Jul 18, 2020
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1-week Medical Academy III - Virtual Format

Sunday, July 12th - Saturday, July 18th

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