Pediatric Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Spend two weeks at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia summer program. Designed for high school juniors and seniors, this program is ideal for students interested in careers in the healthcare field, including medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy. This program offers a mix of lecture-based and skill-based learning to provide a broad exposure to the various professions that specialize in the care of babies, children and young adults.
Through this experience, you will have the opportunity to learn from highly accredited faculty at one of the most prestigious children’s hospitals in the world. Learn the basics of the pediatric physical exam, suture, perform ultrasound and become CPR certified. You will also have the opportunity to practice laparoscopic surgical technique in our state-of-the-art surgical lab.
This program is a special opportunity to spend time at an elite children’s hospital and learn about the many careers options available within the field of pediatrics.
This program offers rolling admissions. We recommend you apply as soon as possible.
Residential Tuition: $4,995
“I got to meet with students from all over the world, paving a path for me to make (hopefully) long-lasting relationships with them. They taught me that no matter where we are from, we will always find a way to relate with one another and use our curiosity to create tight bonds of friendship.”
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STUDY AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA
The pediatric medicine summer program curriculum is modeled on first-year med-school classes. It’s ideal for high school students interested in careers in pediatric medicine. The program exposes you to the basics of medical training while allowing you the opportunity to pursue or discover your passions and interests.
You will participate in interactive sessions led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia faculty and doctors right in the hospital. Experience all this award-winning hospital offers its students and patients.
Amanda Van Pelt, MD, MPH is a Pediatric Hospitalist in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Van Pelt received her Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and a Master’s of Public Health degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Van Pelt completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and graduated with an advanced skill certificate in medical education. She also holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Van Pelt has a strong interest in medical education and is currently co-director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine in Pediatrics course at Penn Medicine.
AT CHOP PEDIATRIC MEDICINE YOU WILL:
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since its start in 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace for countless breakthroughs and dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Today, families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all over the world, and the hospital’s compassionate care and innovation have repeatedly earned CHOP a spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.
LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
A historic Ivy League university. Located in the heart of Philadelphia. During the summer, the UPenn campus is filled with high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and professors; giving you the real collegiate experience.
International Experience. About 40% of students come from around the world to join us each summer. Every year we hear how much students enjoy meeting people from all over the country and the world and how it opened their eyes to different parts of the globe.
Trips & Activities. There is always something to do when class is over: movies, tours, events, going to the gym and more. Campus is surrounded by dozens of shops and restaurants that are fun to explore with friends. Trips are offered every Saturday to regional destinations of your choice. And Sundays are for exploring the Philadelphia region.
2020 DATES & PRICES
June 28 – July 11
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