Summer Intensive 2022
The Summer Intensive program is HEAL’s most comprehensive course which introduces and equips students with the skills needed to not just be a strong medical school applicant, but to be an effective healthcare provider. The goal is that by the end of the program you will learn what makes a good medical school applicant and the skills needed to really think like a doctor and understand the clinical course of a patient.
Summer 1 will introduce students to the basic skills of how to obtain a comprehensive history from a patient, develop a differential diagnosis list, and learn how to narrow that differential using physical exam, vitals, and testing to arrive at a final diagnosis.
Summer 2 will see students be challenged to evaluate a series of real life patient cases and take a patient from presenting symptoms to final diagnosis and treatment. For anyone who takes Summer 1, you will be able to use your well developed skills to learn how best to approach patients in a clinical setting and really learn to think like a doctor.
Participation in Summer 1 is not mandatory for participation in Summer 2, but you will be better prepared to participate if you do. Throughout the course there will also be extensive mentoring material to make yourself a strong applicant to medical schools.