Medical Rounds Summer Program | EXPLO Focus
Explo - Learning Through Exploration

The Doctor is In (Hint: That’s You!)

Since 1976, EXPLO has
reached 80,000 students from
50 states and 93 countries
around the world.

We Don’t Put Classroom Walls Around Learning

Every day at EXPLO is intentionally designed so that learning doesn’t end when classes do. Each activity, every encounter is an open-ended opportunity for discovery and growth.

Partners +

When you come to EXPLO, we connect you with some of the most brilliant minds in the field. These remarkable individuals lend depth and perspective to your work; answer your questions about careers; and help shape your experience throughout the program.


From the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning until your head hits the pillow at lights out, every day at EXPLO is jam-packed with courses, entertainment, trips, and fun!

Kindness Matters Here

EXPLO is what we like to call a community of active kindness. That means practicing empathy and understanding, and taking a stand against intolerance and cruelty towards others.


    Trip Highlight: Lifespan Sim Lab

    Experience what it’s like to be a real-life surgeon in an operating room through a state-of-the-art simulation at the Lifespan Sim Lab. Get a hands-on feel for ultrasound technology and arthroscopic techniques with mannequins that can talk and cry and sweat and blink.


    Trip Highlight: Pro EMS Center

    Head into Cambridge, Massachusetts to participate in the same “Field Evaluation and Training” program that newly promoted paramedics must complete before they head out on the job.


    Course Highlight: Assessing A Patient

    Learn the four techniques of assessing a patient, and in response, how to develop the same adaptable problem-solving skills as trained professionals in the medical field to respond to these assessments.


    Course Highlight: Radiograph Analysis

    Find out what it takes to be a radiographer in the medical field. Study human anatomy from radiographic films to determine the difference between compound, oblique, and transverse fractures.


    Advisory Board: Dr. Lan Qin

    Neurologist at UMass Memorial and Clinical Associate Professor at UMass Medical School, Dr. Lan Qin sits on Medical Rounds Advisory Board.


    Course Highlight: Rapid Response

    After getting human anatomy under your belt, learn how to best stabilize a bone both efficiently and effectively.


    Course Highlight: Fetal Pig Dissection

    In the morning, become a doctor-in-training, getting a hands-on approach to anatomy and physiology through the dissection of a fetal pig.


    Trip Highlight: Shipley Medical Simulation Center

    Visit Shipley Medical Simulation Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where you'll practice intubating a patient and performing physical exams on interactive medical mannequins.


    Course Highlight: State of the Art Facilities

    Travel to state-of-the-art facilities such as Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Lifespan Center for Medical Simulation, and ProEMS.

EXPLO Reinvented the Learning Experience.
We Continue to Do So — Every Day

From the halls of MIT to the minds of curious young people from across the U.S. and around the world, learning through exploration combines an array of experiences — from hands-on courses and workshops to outdoor activities and weekend trips — that transform the way students engage with the world. More than 40 years later, EXPLO continues to reinvent the learning experience. Educators, nonprofits, and corporate leaders alike now seek EXPLO’s knowledge and expertise in engaged learning, critical making, and design thinking to drive their organizations forward.

EXPLO is short for Exploration. Each
summer, 90% of students choose
to attend our Exploration Programs.
How to Choose Your Program

I think medical education is a little bit behind, honestly. So now as I go into a career in medical education, I frequently think back to just how much effort and energy EXPLO puts into their curriculum, into coming up with innovative and truly excellent educational experiences.

Say Hello!

For many families, attending an info meeting in your local area or on one of our campuses is a great way to get a feel for what a summer at EXPLO has to offer. Meet our Executive Director, Head of Programs, or Director of Admission, ask questions, and get a first-hand feel for our programs.

A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO