EXPLO Focus Programs
EXPLO ER
Ages 11 – 12

A 2-week summer program for students entering grades 6-7 focusing on emergency medicine.

In the span of two weeks, our students answer the question: what does it take to save a life?


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Explo to the Rescue
Since when have 11-year-old kids spent the summer learning how to suture wounds and defibrillate patients in cardiac arrest? Learning to save people in crisis is what 11- and 12-year-olds do when they attend the Explo ER Focus program outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

When there’s an accident, you need to act fast! This summer, go inside state-of-the-art labs, practice administering first aid, and work with a team to respond to trauma simulations. You’ll be granted access to the exciting field of emergency medicine.

Med School, Explo-Style

  • Save Lives: Obtain Red Cross First Aid + CPR certification
  • Ask: Interview professional EMTs and restock a field-ready ambulance
  • Master Anatomy: Study the anatomy of bones and joints in the human body
  • Heal: Learn to check vital signs, immobilize injuries, suture wounds, and introduce IVs
  • Diagnose: Conduct a differential diagnosis of a real ER case
  • Challenge: Treat for bleeding and shock in computer simulated trauma cases
  • Discover: Examine CAT scans, MRIs, and X-rays of bones and internal organs
  • Meet: Meet with ER doctors at a Harvard University teaching hospital
  • Listen: Interview patients about their signs and symptoms
  • Work Together: Learn how to work as a medical team, which is crucial in responding to trauma cases