The Medical Immersion is offered on the following dates:
July 1 - July 21, 2018
You will gain tools to prepare you for medical school and later for a career in medicine. In this course, you will get a snapshot of a first-year medical school curriculum as you study topics ranging from neuroscience and pathology to anatomy, immunity, cardiology, and endocrinology. Practical learning opportunities that allow students to understand the structures and functions of the human body and organs include human cadaveric dissections and patient case studies. The course includes lectures, laboratory work and fieldwork components. Labs may include patient simulations, blood pressure testing, light microscopic examination of prepared slides and dissections.
The program concludes with a group poster session. This session provides an opportunity for you to display and speak about what you have learned over the course of the program with friends and family. You will work in a small group to create a research project-based poster that is tied to a theme from your course.
Medical Immersion students will be visiting the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In order to attend this off site visit, enrolled students must complete the Shock Trauma Center Consent Form and submit it as an attachment when uploading their Campus Life Forms.
Core Topics Covered*
Current medical trends
Gastrointestinal and renal systems
Organs and Body Cavities
Connect with thought leaders and practitioners in the field of medicine
Analyze metabolic disorders
Perform blood pressure testing
Visit the Georgetown University Medical Center Gross Anatomy Lab
Work in a lab setting and use light microscopic examination techniques
Hear from guest lecturers from the Washington, DC medical community
Connect with Georgetown faculty and medical staff
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Classroom sessions taught by Georgetown University faculty that include lectures, guest speakers, hands-on activities, small group discussions, and/or off site visits.
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m
1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Classroom session lead by Assistant Academic Director that include guest speakers, hands-on activities, small group discussions, and/or off site visits.
Academic programming ends for the day.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
During this time there may be some mandatory academic programs scheduled. When academic programming is not scheduled students may choose to study, work on group projects, homework, optional free time, or take part in organized enrichment activities such as: local college tours, intramural sports, workshops like time management, or guided cultural exploration of the city. Students will receive a detailed schedule on the first day of check-in.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Student Activity Programing
Students are typically engaged in academic programming from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with free time and optional student activity programing until curfew. Students arrive and check-in on Sunday and depart on the last Saturday of the program.
*Core topics, hands-on experience and sample day are subject to change.
**Tuition includes 19 meals per week. Monday-Friday students attend Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. On the weekends students attend Brunch and Dinner.