Experience the medical profession firsthand
Practice the skills + explore the challenges faced by physicians every day
In EXPLO Medical Rotations, get access to clinical training experiences that are usually reserved only for professionals and medical students, network with doctors in a variety of medical careers, practice in a state-of-the-art medical simulation lab, and begin to see the world differently while you gain the foundational skills that medical doctors must use each day.
- Session 1:
Residential: June 30 - July 19
Commuter: July 1 - July 18
- Session 2
Residential: July 21 – August 9
Commuter: July 22 - August 8
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
- Staff to Student Ratio 1:6
Tuition + Financial Aid
Learn real-world medical skills + technology
What you'll do
STRATUS Sim Lab Training
Participate in case-based simulation training with high fidelity mannequins at a medical simulation center that regularly trains medical professionals with a high degree of realism. The STRATUS Sim lab is part of Boston Brigham + Women's Hospital, a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.
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.
Medical School Admissions
Learn from pre-medical and medical school admissions professionals how to prepare to apply to medical programs—and even get the chance to participate in mock admission interviews.
Under the guidance of medical experts, look through the lens of a third-year med school student and gain clinical skills, all 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 group responds to a simulated drop in your patient’s vitals, all while answering 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.
Students must bring closed-toes shoes to the program for certain labs and trips.
Advisors + Faculty + Speakers
Take a look at some of the advisors, program faculty, and speakers over the years to get a sense of who has had a hand in shaping our curriculum. You get the real deal here at EXPLO.
Earn college credit
All EXPLO Pre-College Career Concentrations offer the opportunity to earn two to three college credits before you even enroll in college.
Everything you need for a summer to remember
Explore future careers as a residential student...
Live the on-campus life with a roommate, meals in the dining hall, and all the support you need from live-in deans, and residence directors and advisors.
...or a commuter
Enjoy access to all the same facilities and activities as residential students, with the option to spend three evenings of your choice on campus included in your tuition.
Live the EXPLO life
At EXPLO, we combine mind-expanding discovery with serious summer fun. Join a club, play sports, take in a movie or show, or just relax by beautiful Lake Waban. Or take a quick train into Boston for a foodie tour, cruise, or ball game—all with curious and inclusive new friends.