What’s a CONCENTRATION?

While the majority of our students come to EXPLO to explore new subjects and discover new interests, there are a number of students who have already discovered what they love and wish to pursue that further.

CONCENTRATIONS at EXPLO are a deep dive into a single subject for students who have a strong sense of what they’re interested in and what they may want to pursue for a career or future study.

Students who enroll in a concentration take just the single course over the course of one or two weeks (depending upon which program you choose). While you are part of the larger EXPLO community, you’ll find that most of your time is spent with your concentration cohort — other students who, like you, are completely dialed in to the subject you’re exploring.

CONCENTRATIONS BY PROGRAM

EXPLO Chicago
Medical Rotations

Medical Rotations

Grades 10-12 • 2 Weeks

Welcome to life as a third year medical student. Working side-by-side with physicians and residents, you’ll rotate through specialties including internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and surgery. Learn clinical skills while wrestling with c...

<p>Welcome to life as a third year medical student. Working side-by-side with physicians and residents, you’ll rotate through specialties including internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and surgery. Learn clinical skills while wrestling with case studies and simulations knowing that the wrong decision could have dire consequences; receive updates on patients during rounds and determine the best course of treatment; check vital signs, patient charts, and electronic health records; and field questions from supervising doctors about a patient’s particular symptoms or condition.</p>

Medical Rotations

Grades 10-12 • Weeks

Welcome to life as a third year medical student. Working side-by-side with physicians and residents, you’ll rotate through specialties including internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and surgery. Learn clinical skills while wrestling with case studies and simulations knowing that the wrong decision could have dire consequences; receive updates on patients during rounds and determine the best course of treatment; check vital signs, patient charts, and electronic health records; and field questions from supervising doctors about a patient’s particular symptoms or condition.

Psychology + Neuroscience

Psychology + Neuroscience

Grades 10-12 • 2 Weeks

From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track. Connect with professionals in a range of careers that ut...

<p>From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track. Connect with professionals in a range of careers that utilize a background in psychology and neuroscience. Diagnose neurological anomalies in an MRI Lab; design an intervention for children with autism; develop pre-game strategies for a star athlete with performance anxiety. The human mind holds many mysteries — EXPLO hands you the keys to unlock them.</p>

Psychology + Neuroscience

Grades 10-12 • Weeks

From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track. Connect with professionals in a range of careers that utilize a background in psychology and neuroscience. Diagnose neurological anomalies in an MRI Lab; design an intervention for children with autism; develop pre-game strategies for a star athlete with performance anxiety. The human mind holds many mysteries — EXPLO hands you the keys to unlock them.

Sports Management

Sports Management

Grades 10-12 • 2 Weeks

Get insider access to the fields that make sports a multi-billion dollar industry. Team up with agents and news producers, sabermetrics specialists, media reps, and marketing executives to solve problems and make key management decisions from negotiations and sales strategy to...

<p>Get insider access to the fields that make sports a multi-billion dollar industry. Team up with agents and news producers, sabermetrics specialists, media reps, and marketing executives to solve problems and make key management decisions from negotiations and sales strategy to public relations and analytics. You’ll bring the vision, innovation, and the awareness of what the sports industry looks like now — and what you want it to look like once you’re the one calling the shots.</p>

Sports Management

Grades 10-12 • Weeks

Get insider access to the fields that make sports a multi-billion dollar industry. Team up with agents and news producers, sabermetrics specialists, media reps, and marketing executives to solve problems and make key management decisions from negotiations and sales strategy to public relations and analytics. You’ll bring the vision, innovation, and the awareness of what the sports industry looks like now — and what you want it to look like once you’re the one calling the shots.

EXPLO New York
Medical Rounds

Medical Rounds

Grades 8-10 • 1 Week

Step into the shoes of a medical doctor and try your hand at several specialties from cardiology and pulmonology to radiology and more. Practice taking vital signs, assessing patient history, and refining your bedside manner before tackling real-world case studies — created ...

<p>Step into the shoes of a medical doctor and try your hand at several specialties from cardiology and pulmonology to radiology and more. Practice taking vital signs, assessing patient history, and refining your bedside manner before tackling real-world case studies — created by Dr. Andrew Eyre of Brigham and Women’s Hospital — and collaborating with your peers to assess patients’ symptoms and quickly solve each case.</p>

Medical Rounds

Grades 8-10 • Week

Step into the shoes of a medical doctor and try your hand at several specialties from cardiology and pulmonology to radiology and more. Practice taking vital signs, assessing patient history, and refining your bedside manner before tackling real-world case studies — created by Dr. Andrew Eyre of Brigham and Women’s Hospital — and collaborating with your peers to assess patients’ symptoms and quickly solve each case.

Orthopedics + Sports Medicine

Orthopedics + Sports Medicine

Grades 8-10 • 2 Weeks

To improve the lives of individuals with injuries – orthopedic surgeons, sports physiologists, and physical therapists need to be at the top of their game. Uncover the up-close life of sports medicine specialists as you set fractures, treat injuries, analyze spine trauma, an...

<p>To improve the lives of individuals with injuries – orthopedic surgeons, sports physiologists, and physical therapists need to be at the top of their game. Uncover the up-close life of sports medicine specialists as you set fractures, treat injuries, analyze spine trauma, and operate to get your athletes back in the game. As you work alongside trainers, surgeons, and professors, you’ll explore the best pathways to prevent and treat an injury, and discover where you might fit within them.</p>

Orthopedics + Sports Medicine

Grades 8-10 • Weeks

To improve the lives of individuals with injuries – orthopedic surgeons, sports physiologists, and physical therapists need to be at the top of their game. Uncover the up-close life of sports medicine specialists as you set fractures, treat injuries, analyze spine trauma, and operate to get your athletes back in the game. As you work alongside trainers, surgeons, and professors, you’ll explore the best pathways to prevent and treat an injury, and discover where you might fit within them.

Startup Entrepreneurship

Startup Entrepreneurship

Grades 8-10 • 2 Weeks

The difference between successful startups and the could-have-beens? Getting your idea to market. EXPLO pairs you with some of the most creative (and successful) minds in the business, including serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, for real-world advice on what’s ne...

<p>The difference between successful startups and the could-have-beens? Getting your idea to market. EXPLO pairs you with some of the most creative (and successful) minds in the business, including serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, for real-world advice on what’s needed to land funding, how to handle staffing, and what to strive for in building a successful organizational culture. Meet with an angel investor, tour operations at successful business incubators, discuss your competitor analysis with startup CEOs — then pitch your idea to a panel of entrepreneurs for the personalized feedback you need to go to market.</p>

Startup Entrepreneurship

Grades 8-10 • Weeks

The difference between successful startups and the could-have-beens? Getting your idea to market. EXPLO pairs you with some of the most creative (and successful) minds in the business, including serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, for real-world advice on what’s needed to land funding, how to handle staffing, and what to strive for in building a successful organizational culture. Meet with an angel investor, tour operations at successful business incubators, discuss your competitor analysis with startup CEOs — then pitch your idea to a panel of entrepreneurs for the personalized feedback you need to go to market.

EXPLO Boston
Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Grades 6-7 • 2 Weeks

Picture yourself trying out the latest in medical technology, techniques, and equipment.
Then picture yourself getting to do it shoulder-to-shoulder with some of Boston’s best doctors and surgeons. At Emergency Medicine, you’ll skip the lectures and textbooks fo...

<p>Picture yourself trying out the latest in medical technology, techniques, and equipment.
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Then picture yourself getting to do it shoulder-to-shoulder with some of Boston’s best doctors and surgeons. At Emergency Medicine, you’ll skip the lectures and textbooks for a year four medical school experience — intubate, suture, treat, diagnose, and run simulations like you’ve been doing them all your life.</p>

Emergency Medicine

Grades 6-7 • Weeks

Picture yourself trying out the latest in medical technology, techniques, and equipment.
Then picture yourself getting to do it shoulder-to-shoulder with some of Boston’s best doctors and surgeons. At Emergency Medicine, you’ll skip the lectures and textbooks for a year four medical school experience — intubate, suture, treat, diagnose, and run simulations like you’ve been doing them all your life.

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science

Grades 6-7 • 2 Weeks

Love animals? You’ve come to the right place. Working with professional veterinarians and technicians, you’ll diagnose animal diseases, check vital signs, learn to suture wounds, splint broken limbs, perform life-saving CPR, and “read” animals for both injury and illne...

<p>Love animals? You’ve come to the right place. Working with professional veterinarians and technicians, you’ll diagnose animal diseases, check vital signs, learn to suture wounds, splint broken limbs, perform life-saving CPR, and “read” animals for both injury and illness. In Veterinary Science, you’ll work directly with animals and their caretakers, getting to know the field of veterinary medicine from the inside out.</p>

Veterinary Science

Grades 6-7 • Weeks

Love animals? You’ve come to the right place. Working with professional veterinarians and technicians, you’ll diagnose animal diseases, check vital signs, learn to suture wounds, splint broken limbs, perform life-saving CPR, and “read” animals for both injury and illness. In Veterinary Science, you’ll work directly with animals and their caretakers, getting to know the field of veterinary medicine from the inside out.

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