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EXPLO ER

A 2-week career exploration program for students entering grades 6+7 interested in emergency medicine on the campus of Wheaton College.

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Think fast! As soon as the doors to your ER swing open, the difference between life and death is how quickly you and your medical team can respond. At EXPLO ER, you are in the middle of the action from day one. Learn to recognize symptoms, diagnose illness, and work with patients. Inspect x-rays for fractures, learn how to treat an infection, and become CPR and First Aid certified. Explore a working ambulance, a Medflight helicopter, and a state-of-the-art medical simulation center. We believe that, as budding professionals, the best way to understand what it’s like to be a doctor — and to learn to think like a doctor — is to be a doctor. And we know you’re up to the challenge.

 

As an EXPLO ER doctor you:

  • Save Lives: Obtain Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ask: Interview EMTs and other healthcare professionals
  • Explore 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
  • Network: 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

Picture yourself getting to try out the latest in technology, techniques, and medical equipment — every day. Then picture yourself getting to do it shoulder-to-shoulder with some of Boston’s best doctors and surgeons, who will treat you not as the students you are, but as the doctors you are set to become.

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The greatest asset any doctor could have, we believe, is a desire to treat illnesses and heal patients. Which is why, at EXPLO ER, you’ll focus on learning how to treat any case that comes crashing through those emergency room doors. But you’ll also understand why it’s important to treat the patient as a human being, as well as their symptoms.


At EXPLO ER, you’ll learn by doing. Jump right in on the action — inspect x-rays for fractures, learn how to treat an infection, and become CPR and First Aid certified. Explore a working ambulance, a Medflight helicopter, and a state-of-the-art medical simulation center — where you’ll be challenged to use lifesaving skills, introduce IVs, and intubate patients when CPR just isn’t getting the job done. You have to think fast, recognize symptoms, diagnose, and treat patients. Because we believe that, as budding professionals, the best way to understand what it’s like to be a doctor — and to learn to think like a doctor — is to be a doctor. And we have no doubt you’ll be up to the challenge.

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