In Georgetown's 3-Week Medical Academy, you'll register for one of three tracks (Anatomy & Physiology, Neuroscience, or Emergency Medicine), and get a snapshot of a first-year medical school curriculum while learning from Georgetown University School of Medicine faculty and medical students. Throughout the program, you’ll investigate contemporary medical challenges facing society today, discuss the latest advances affecting the applied science of medicine, and interact with experts from the field to learn how to pursue a career in medicine. In each of the three tracks, you’ll delve into your chosen area of study, gaining a deeper understanding of the topic through classroom learning as well as hands-on projects, case studies, and, in most tracks, lab work. Reference the track descriptions for more information on what to expect.
Price includes tuition, housing, and meals. Commuter Student tuition is $5,250.
How You'll Benefit
Connect with thought leaders and practitioners in the field of medicine
Attend classes at the Georgetown University Medical Center
Learn about modern medical techniques
Hear guest lectures from experts within the D.C. medical community
Connect with Georgetown University School of Medicine faculty, staff, and medical students
Create a research-based poster tied to a theme from the program
Receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion
Program Format & Subject Areas
Anatomy & Physiology
The Anatomy & Physiology track provides students with a snapshot of first-year medical school curriculum, a “mini” medical school, so to speak. As you study topics ranging from neuroscience and pathology to immunology, cardiology, and endocrinology, you will learn the science of how human body systems work. Starting with basic human anatomy, we will branch into the various body systems and wrap up with how they all work together. Whether you plan to be an emergency physician, pediatrician, oncologist, or nurse anesthesiologist, you will be given the opportunity to explore how clinicians of various specialties use their knowledge of these body systems to monitor health and cure disease. You'll leave the program with a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, as well as the tools that prepare you to pursue medical school.
In the Emergency Medicine track, you’ll learn basic medical techniques through a blend of classroom learning and hands-on practice. You’ll participate in simulations, where you’ll be challenged to conduct rapid assessments of and treatments for a wide range of undiagnosed patients exhibiting various symptoms. Throughout the program, you’ll explore fundamentals such as the steps in physical examinations, positioning and extracting, wound care, control of bleeding, stitches and suturing, control of bleeding, airway management, CPR, oxygen administration, medication administration, usage of stents, and splinting. You’ll leave the program with a broader understanding of the inner workings of the pre-hospital emergency medical services system, patient triage, and the basics of lifesaving skills.
The Neuroscience track exposes students to the fundamentals of neurobiology incorporating a clinical focus from which to explore how the nervous system functions. Patient cases will be used to 1) promote discussion of central nervous system (CNS) injuries, related disorders, and diseases across the lifespan, 2) guide your learning of CNS function by studying cellular (neurons/glia) through systems (sensory/motor/cognitive) anatomy, 3) facilitate your skills to search for information using primary, secondary, and tertiary sources, 4) introduce you to medical treatments, medication, brain imaging, and related basic science and clinical research, 5) enhance your awareness of careers in the medical profession and undergraduate majors to get you there, 6) explore topics of neuroethics, and 7) help you to develop, contribute, and compete in small groups as a final project. You'll leave the program with an understanding and appreciation of some governing principles of nervous system design, function, effect of injury, and recovery of function.
All in all, I fell in love with the program. I got to meet so many amazing people not only from the D.C. area but all around the country.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
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