University of Rochester

EVENT: High School Students get Dose of Med School Experience

July 10, 2012

WHAT: From the emergency room to the operating table, high school juniors and seniors enrolled in the Mini Medical School program at the University of Rochester will get a dose of what life is like for a medical school student.

During this rigorous three-week program, students will tour labs, participate in hands-on workshops and activities, and shadow medical professionals in the fields of anatomy, neurology, physiology, and public health.

Mini Medical School is a new addition to the University's Rochester Scholars program, which engages students in a multitude of classroom activities during their summer vacation. The program also features a residential component, where students live on campus for a one to two week period.

MINI MED SCHOOL: Mini Medical School runs from July 9-27. Photo opportunities and interviews are available during the following activities:

  • CPR Training and Certification 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11
  • Suture Lab 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 13
  • Casting Lab 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13
  • Histology & Brain Chemistry Lab 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17
  • Public Health Group Exercise 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, July 23

ROCHESTER SCHOLARS PROGRAMS: The following sessions, which run July 23-27, also provide photo/interview opportunities:

Bang Your Head! Heavy Metal Music and Its History Behind the screaming guitars and soaring vocals of heavy metal music are an impressive history of censorship, rebellion, and redemption. Students will study the musical structure and the fascinating cultural history of metal through listening, discussion, and activities.

Build a Mobile Robot
Sensors, motors, computer programming, robot design, and construction come together in this hands-on workshop where students learn to build a robot that moves and interacts with the environment.

How to Beat Dr. House at His Own Game!
This course teaches students the underlying physiology of crucial human organ systems and how to record the biological signals which dictate how they perform. Students will learn about vital signs such as "hot" muscles, blood pressure, and electrical signals produced by the heart.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Media interested in covering Rochester Scholars should call Melissa Greco Lopes at 585.276.3693 or 585.260.6666 to schedule a visit.