Boston Leadership Institute: Epidemics, Outbreaks, & Contagion

    Boston Leadership Institute: Epidemics, Outbreaks, & Contagion


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Biology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    If you want to study medicine, start now with our Epidemics, Outbreaks, & Contagion high school summer program! Learn the basics of medicine, virology, & immunology and everything you need to be prepared for pre-med college courses. Study diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, malaria influenza, MRSA, Ebola, and many more.

    Students seeking a career in medicine: Virology and Immunology are key courses in the pre-med curriculum. Now you don’t have to wait until college to explore these areas!

    Covid-19, Measles, smallpox, cholera, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria influenza, MRSA, Ebola – many of the most deadly contagious diseases are not fully understood. During this three week course, we will explore the nature of many of these pathogens and discuss their transmission, prevention and treatment. Specific focus will be on HIV infection, influenza and cholera, but attention will also be given to additional viral, bacterial and parasitic infections.

    How do microbes damage their host cells and impair structure and function? How do they become pathogenic? Labs during this unit included sample culturing, epidemic simulations, and a mock diagnosis and treatment of infections.

    We anticipate that this will be a popular program! Apply now. Want to think about it a bit more? Join our mailing list so you don’t forget.

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

    Cost and Session Information

    July 12 – July 30, 2021
    Longwood Medical Area – Boston, MA

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