Summer Science Academy
Classes are taught by Medical School faculty and experts in the field and cover topics that first-year medical students encounter. These classes may include but are not limited to anatomy, genetics, bioengineering, and medical ethics, as well as introductions to histology, embryology, and gross anatomy. Students will have access to plastinated anatomical models and will have an opportunity to produce an actual plastinated specimen.
The supplemental writing course promotes communication skills by teaching persuasive, formal essay writing. Students practice writing personal statements for college admission.
Class sessions offer different perspectives on careers in medicine and working with health disparities. These sessions are designed to help students acquire perspectives on potential careers and discuss the problems facing the health professions in the 21st century.
The students will complete a Final Capstone Project that will include a poster presentation on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Evening events and activities vary and include but are not limited to motivational speakers, hospital and campus tours, undergraduate admissions and financial aid presentations, and an AIDS awareness workshop. Weekends will include a variety of social bonding.