Spend four weeks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine intensive program designed for high school juniors and seniors interested in medical careers. Modeled after actual Penn Medicine classes, you’ll gain exposure to the basics of medical training including suturing, drawing blood, IVs, dissections and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
The high–tech, jaw-dropping learning space is every student’s dream. You’ll learn from the highly accredited Penn faculty, who are extremely hands-on throughout the program. Students also have the rare opportunity to observe a live surgery in Penn’s surgical amphitheater. This program is a solid first step into pre-med education and careers.
The 2019 Application opens on November 23.
Residential Tuition: $7,995
“Through medical-school like lectures and hands-on lab activities, Penn Med allowed me to learn tons of new information and bring my understanding of human biology to a new level.”
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STUDY AT PENN MEDICINE
The summer high school medical program curriculum is modeled on actual Penn Medicine first-year classes but redesigned to engage bright high school students who are serious about medical careers. The program exposes you to the basics of medical training while allowing you the opportunity to pursue or discover your passions and interests.
Each morning, you will participate in interactive lectures and labs by Penn clinicians on the day’s featured topics, including transplant surgery, emergency medicine, cancer, resuscitation science, kidney disease and sports medicine. Afternoons will be devoted to a variety of hands-on, virtual and simulated experiences at Penn’s Clinical Simulation Center and other sites.
Dr. Morrison is Professor of Medicine, the Senior Vice Dean for Education and Director of the Office of Academic Programs at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For over 30 years, she has been actively involved in directing educational programs in the Renal Division, Department of Medicine, the Perelman School of Medicine and nationally, in the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) organization. Her longstanding and continuing contributions as an outstanding medical educator, medical curricula designer, and medical education administrator, both at the Perelman School of Medicine and nationally, have earned her a well-deserved national and local reputation.
Gregg Lipschik, MD is an NIH-trained critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is co-director of the Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center, director of the Patient Safety Fellowship at the Philadelphia VA Hospital, was previously director of the Medical ICU at the Philadelphia VA Hospital and a laboratory researcher studying Pneumocystis pneumonia in patients with AIDS. Dr. Lipschik has won numerous teaching awards, he directs the second year medical students’ Pulmonary Course at Penn and teaches in several other courses and venues.
Anna Delaney received her BS in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University in 1985 and her MBA from West Chester University in 2004. She has worked in the Academic Programs Office since she started as the senior secretary to the Vice Dean for Education in January 1994.
Anna has held her current positions as Chief Administrative Officer and Curriculum Office Director since 2002, currently under the direction of the Senior Vice Dean for Education, Dr. Suzi Rose. She supervises eleven staff members and provides supervisory support for another 35 staff members.
Her portfolio includes curriculum support, faculty promotions, financial and facilities management, and student affairs programming. Anna also directs many special projects for the school including the Penn Medicine summer camp, the annual Learning Team Retreat for Medical Students and the new EMT training program for medical students.
AT PENN MEDICINE YOU WILL:
PERELMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the nation’s oldest medical school and is also one of the finest. In fact, Penn’s hospital itself was recently ranked #1 in the region and #7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report! Penn Medicine is world renowned for its outstanding faculty and innovative medical education and research. As an Ivy League school, they offer the best resources available to educate the medical leaders of tomorrow in patient care and research. You will use many of the labs, classrooms, simulation centers and learning resources the school has to offer.
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.
2019 DATES & PRICES
June 30 – July 27
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