Medical Careers Course - EXPLO

Medical Careers

Immerse yourself in many facets of medicine as you step into the shoes of a medical intern, rotating through fields such as cardiology, emergency medicine, and neurology on your daily rounds.

Each day, explore different aspects of healthcare and perform hands-on activities relating to various medical specialties. Diagnose illnesses and prescribe treatments while reviewing topics such as medical ethics and anatomy. If you dream of going to medical school, solving the world’s medical mysteries, or discovering the next breakthrough in medicine, this class is for you.

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Course Highlights

  • Emergency Triage + Prioritization

    Feel the pressure of emergency medical care as you review real-life scenarios, such as a simulated car accident, to decide how how you and your team will triage patients. Consider how to quickly assess patients’ needs and assign priorities in a high-stress situation.

  • Suturing

    Practice basic stitches with real suturing kits, and consider the kinds of injuries where suturing would be most effective.

  • Allergy Medication Testing

    To see how different medications are formulated, introduce a variety of allergy tablets to simulated stomach acid. Consider how the observed reactions can affect medications when taken by an actual patient.

  • Medical Rotations

    Travel through different exam rooms, working as a doctor treating patient ailments. Apply problem-solving skills to work through the diagnostic process and ensure each patient gets the help they need.

  • Medical Ethics

    A career in medicine is rife with complex ethical questions. You will discuss various ethical issues–such as genetic screening, organ donation, and cosmetic plastic surgery–to experience how doctors handle these challenging, complex topics.

This class helps you get a real life version of what it is like to be a doctor and how to help people when they are injured. Other classes will just tell you, but in Medical Careers you get the chance to perform the tasks.