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Medicine: First Aid + Clinical Skills

Immerse yourself in the study of medicine as you rotate through fields such as cardiology, emergency medicine, and neurology on your daily rounds.

About this Workshop

Campus: Sarah Lawrence College | Rising Grades: 8,9

Do you dream of going to medical school, solving the world’s medical mysteries, or discovering the next breakthrough in medicine? Explore the fundamentals of healthcare through hands-on simulations relating to various medical specialties and career paths. Place IVs, listen to the sounds of the heart, and design a device to trap clots in a patient’s blood vessels. Apply your skills to high-stakes emergencies as you make tough decisions under pressure, and learn the skills required for basic first aid certification. Diagnose illnesses, prescribe treatments, and investigate medical mysteries while reviewing topics such as ethics and anatomy.

Required Materials: - Laptop/tablet


Emergency Triage + Prioritization
Familiarize yourself with emergency medical skills and apply them to real-life scenarios, such as a simulated mass-casualty incident. Learn how to quickly assess patients’ needs and assign priorities in a high-stress situation.

Suturing + First Aid Skills
Practice basic stitches with suturing kits and consider the kinds of injuries where suturing would be most effective.  Try your hand at other first aid skills, as you learn to assess and treat a variety of injuries.

Blood Clot Experimentation
Investigate the field of cardiology and learn how the heart pumps blood through the body. Then, use an EXPLO-designed blood clot machine to design a trap that can successfully catch simulated blood clots as they travel through a blood vessel model.

Patient Care
As an EXPLO doctor in residence, you’ll find each patient’s case presents unique challenges. Apply problem-solving skills to work through the diagnostic process and ensure each patient gets the care they need.