Medical Specialty Program-Ages 16-18

Medical specialty is a branch of medical practice that is focused on a segment of patients, diseases, skills, or philosophy. Although students do not declare a medical specialty in college, it is important to learn about these specialties to explore your career interests.  This program is for highly motivated high school students who are seeking a challenging program that helps them understand more about the twenty-four certified specialties. Students improve their medical terminology skills, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills.

The simulated learning includes researching articles on specialty diseases and presenting the case during class.  Other simulated activities include meeting a patient actor and trying to determine what specialist they will visit based on their conditions. Students also receive medical cases with diseases to learn about systems, causes, and care for patients based on the diseases. Specifically, the programs will focus on physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, and equestrian therapy.  This program is recommended for students who have volunteered in hospital setting or previously participated in the Pre-College program or Medical Excursion program.