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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.

Academics Medical Rotations

About this Concentration

Campus: Colby College Grades: 10-12

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.

Concentration Details


  • Session 2: July 11 - July 23, 2021
  • Session 3: July 25 - August 6, 2021 (Waitlist)

Tuition: $5,875

Required Materials:

  • 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.
The most impactful experience was definitely going to the simulation lab because it was the first time I had been given the chance to try some of these procedures — I could really imagine myself operating on real patients. I’ve learned a lot about what it means to study and have a career in medicine and some of the new technologies that are being developed. I never really understood the process of how to get from college to med school and what to do to get to med school. This really cleared that up.

EXPLO Student

Many of the EXPLO experiences I had regarding medicine confirmed that this is the path for me, I wish that school would be more interactive, and tied to real world scenarios, like many of EXPLO's activities. Participating in activities and experiences that connect what we're learning to real life situations has always been a very helpful and motivating learning tool for me, which I rarely experienced in high school.

Kylie Pigott, Drexel University

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