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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
  • Location:
    Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • Staff to Student Ratio 1:6
  • Tuition
    Residential: $7,895
    Commuter: $3,995

    Tuition + Financial Aid

Learn real-world medical skills + technology

What you'll do

STRATUS Sim Lab Training

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

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

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.

Program description

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. 

Required Materials

Students must bring closed-toes shoes to the program for certain labs and trips.

Blocks Shape

Get up close

Get hands-on at places like the STRATUS Sim Lab at Boston’s Brigham + Women’s Hospital, where you’ll work through different medical
simulation stations.
Meet and work
with medical
professionals like Kaleigh O'Keefe, RN at Boston Medical Center's Emergency Department, who leads IV and phlebotomy labs.

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.

Christian Arbelaez
Christian Arbelaez, MD MPH

Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center + Chair, Chobanian + Avedisian School of Medicine

Robert Truog
Robert Truog, MD

Professor of Medical Ethics, Anesthesiology + Pediatrics + Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Jason Lazar
Jason Lazar MD

Professor of Medicine, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology + Director of Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Training Program, SUNY Downstate Medical Center University Hospital

Celine Gounder
Celine Gounder, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine + Infectious Diseases, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Andrew Eyre
Andrew Eyre, MD MS-HPED

Medical Director, STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham + Women's Hospital

Nikkole Turgeon
Nikkole Turgeon, MD

Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center

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.

Get to know your summer home.