Emergency Medicine

2-week Concentration

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 Emergency responders. At Emergency Medicine, 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 person as well as their symptoms. Instead of lectures and textbooks, you’ll jump straight into intubating, suturing, vital signs, and CPR. You’ll hear from doctors, firefighters, and emergency helicopter operators, who will teach you how to identify and treat a range of symptoms, navigate triage situations, and build a set of skills that will prepare you for any emergency.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Medical Simulation Lab – Visit the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation and practice treating life-like patients in a simulation lab used for training Medical students, placing IVs and suturing wounds.

Boston Med Flight – Tour helicopters used to air-lift patients, and work with emergency responders to intubate patient dummies.

CPR + First Aid Certification – Become CPR + First Aid certified and prepare to respond to a number of real-life emergency situations that you might encounter.

Mass-Casualty Incident – Participate in a culminating Mass-Casualty incident and work with fellow students to prioritize patients that are in need of care. From backboarding and splinting to placing Emergency Room calls, you’ll ensure that all patients at the scene are treated.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Medical Simulation Lab – Visit the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation and practice treating life-like patients in a simulation lab used for training Medical students, placing IVs and suturing wounds.

Boston Med Flight – Tour helicopters used to air-lift patients, and work with emergency responders to intubate patient dummies.

CPR + First Aid Certification – Become CPR + First Aid certified and prepare to respond to a number of real-life emergency situations that you might encounter.

Mass-Casualty Incident – Participate in a culminating Mass-Casualty incident and work with fellow students to prioritize patients that are in need of care. From backboarding and splinting to placing Emergency Room calls, you’ll ensure that all patients at the scene are treated.

AT EXPLO, LEARNING IS MORE
THAN JUST HANDS-ON.

IT’S ALL IN.

Get out of the classroom and into the real world.

Immersive projects, expert professionals, career connections — every day at
EXPLO is packed with opportunities to explore the world of people and ideas.

I went to the STRATUS Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the first time. There, we learned how to intubate with a laryngoscope in a hands-on simulation. And that was just one field trip! We also got to dissect a sheep heart. I got to see the muscle, the tendons, the aorta, and the ventricles. It was totally epic!

WHAT IS A CONCENTRATION?

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 Intensive cohort — other students who, like you, are completely dialed in to the subject you’re exploring.


MORE @ EXPLO BOSTON

Not ready to invest all of your time on just one subject?
EXPLO Boston also offers a three-week option where you can pursue your strengths and interests via a wide variety of hands-on courses, electives, activities, and trips.

Here are some additional courses at EXPLO you may find intriguing:

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