Boston Leadership Institute: Biomedical and Surgical Research Summer Program

    Boston Leadership Institute: Biomedical and Surgical Research Summer Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Biology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Call: (781) 431-2514
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    Join one of the rare high school programs that allows teens a hands-on feel for performing surgery. Students dissect and suture under the guidance of experienced instructors while studying anatomy, terminology, and hot topics in medicine. This pre-med program sells out EVERY SUMMER. Join us this summer for this exciting academic program!

    The Biomedical and Surgical Research program brings anatomy to life through discussion and practice of surgical procedures. From case studies and lectures to mock surgical procedures, students spend three weeks learning what it takes to be a surgeon.

    Students learn how to tie surgical knots during the first few days of the program. Once they honed these skills, they focused on the body systems and specific surgical procedures. They then explored the circulatory and respiratory systems, performing mock surgeries and blood pressure analysis using a cuff and stethoscope.

    Students then focused on the nervous and skeletal systems, performing a complete cranial nerve exam and completing deep tendon reflex exams on each other. This unit included spinal cord dissection, cataract surgery, and more. Following these systems, students moved onto the digestive system, researching and presenting their personal research on diseases and treatments. This unit contains the most complex mock surgeries, with students applying their knowledge to a mock gastric bypass procedure.

    Year after year, students who delay in applying find the program is sold out. Complete your application today! You can also join our mailing list to learn more about our programs. Want more? Check out these similar programs: Epidemics, Outbreaks & Contagion, Oncology or Emergency Medicine.

    This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.

    This program is perfect for teens looking for a pre-college medical program and for those thinking of pursuing pre-med, or are otherwise interested in careers as a physician, surgeon, MD, or working in an ER or hospital.

    For example, students may learn about emergency room situations where a trauma patient is bleeding to death.  They may learn techniques to stop the bleeding and how to use imaging and diagnostic tests to determine whether cracked ribs have punctured the heart wall and, if so, when to operate.  They may learn about heart disease and bypass surgery as well how to implant a pacemaker.  During their labs on the topic, they may implant a mock pacemaker using a real cow heart. The goal is to provide students with the feeling of what it is like to be a surgeon by working on mammalian organs as well as fetal pig specimens.  In the classroom, students may research diseases that can be treated with surgical procedures and will develop their own original research project.

    Cost and Session Information

    SESSION 1: June 21 – July 9, 2021Longwood Medical Area – Boston, MA

    SESSION 2: June 28 – July 16, 2021Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA

    SESSION 3: July 12 – July 30, 2021Longwood Medical Area – Boston, MA

    REMOTE SESSION: July 5 – July 16, 2021, Monday – Friday: 11AM-4PM on Zoom

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