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Pre-med summer program features rotations in NYC

Students contemplating a career in medicine are invited to apply now for Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers, an experiential eight-week summer program offered by Cornell University in New York City from June 4 to July 27, 2018.

Featuring clinical rotations, seminars with faculty from Weill Cornell Medicine and a three-credit course taught by program director Sam Beck, senior lecturer in the College of Human Ecology, Practicing Medicine immerses students in medical culture and practice as they shadow health care professionals in hospitals and clinics. Previous rounds have included anesthesiology, burn units, cardiology, dentistry, emergency medicine, surgery, labor and delivery, oncology, pediatrics and transplant medicine.

Students also meet community leaders and go on visits to learn about the challenges that affect the availability and quality of health care in some urban neighborhoods.

This is not just an exploration of hospital culture, said Beck, but “a personal journey into becoming a member of a professional society.”

The program, offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, is open to students 18 years and older. Enrollment is limited and admission is on a rolling basis. Apply by Feb. 26, 2018. For additional information email Mary Adie, director of special programs.

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