Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. This program provides students with an opportunity to strengthen their pediatric medical terminology, identify common and chronic pediatric conditions, understand screening and prevention for infants, as well as pediatric milestones. Students gain simulated experience working with infant mannequins to explore anatomy, feeding, and infant care.
Working with medical professionals, students will meet pediatric patient actors and observe patient care, trust, and communication skills. Students will also learn about common bacteria and viruses of adolescents. Common problems associated with teens will be explored to gain a better understanding of the social, emotional, and physical milestones of pediatrics. Students will review cases to gain a better understanding of pediatric conditions. At the end of the week, students will present a research project based on a pediatric problem facing healthcare. This program is recommended for students who have previously participated in the Pre-College program or Medical Excursion program.