EXPLO Pre-College + Career | Colby College Medical Rotations
Work side-by-side with physicians, nurses and medical researchers as you explore different specialties at state-of-the-art medical simulation centers and research laboratories.
About this Concentration
Under the guidance of medical experts, you’ll look through the lens of a third-year med school student and gain clinical skills while wrestling with case studies and simulated patient encounters. Rotate through specialties like internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and surgery. Receive updates on patients during rounds and determine the best course of treatment by monitoring vital signs, reviewing patient charts, and navigating electronic health records. Enhance your decision-making capabilities and learn essential leadership and teamwork skills as your team responds to a drop in your patient’s vitals and answer rapid-fire questions from doctors and the interprofessional team. Learn the importance of avoiding snap judgments, contending with uncertainty, communicating effectively and humanely, and working as an effective team to deliver quality care to your patients.
In EXPLO Medical Rotations, you’ll get access to clinical training experiences that are usually reserved only for professionals and medical students. You’ll network with doctors in a variety of medical careers and practice in a state-of-the-art medical simulation lab. You’ll begin to see the world differently – through the eyes of a doctor.
College credit available through Sarah Lawrence College. Learn more.
- Sim Lab Training
Participate in case-based simulation training at a medical simulation center that regularly trains medical professionals. Specialties include: emergency medicine, pathology and surgery.
- Patient Rounds + Hands-on Clinical Training
Create sample records using medical SOAP notes and plan the next steps in patient care. Practice measuring vital signs, reading pathology reports and basic techniques such as suturing and surgical knot tying.
- Current Issues + Emerging Technology
Explore current questions in the field of medicine and complex issues facing doctors, researchers and allied health professionals every day. Get up close with some of the newest technology used in patient care such as the da Vinci Surgical System.
- World-Class Experts
Connect with leaders in medicine and learn more about academic preparation and experiential pathways to help prepare you for exciting careers in fields such as immunology, tissue engineering, general surgery, regenerative medicine, organ transplantation and more.
- College Admissions
Hear from pre-medical and medical school admissions professionals on how to prepare for applying to pre-med and medical programs. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in mock med school interviews.
- Session 2: July 11 - July 23, 2021
- Session 3: July 25 - August 6, 2021 (Waitlist)
- EXPLO Pre-College + Career students are required to bring a laptop, computer, tablet, or Chromebook to the program. All devices must be able to access the Internet and utilize basic word processing and presentation-type programs (PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.) Rentals are available after enrollment in the program. Please contact the Admission Team for more information.