Learn about the philosophy and practice of medicine. As a Health Science Honors student, you will attend weekly physiology and anatomy lectures/labs and learn about the human body as well as its functions. You will participate in an exclusive series of behind-the-scenes visits to area hospitals, clinics, and medical laboratories. Through group sessions and the observation of patient treatments, you will discover the importance of thorough and compassionate patient interviewing skills.
In addition, the Health Science Honors program will give you experience in physical examination skills and diagnostic reasoning and show you firsthand the specialized procedures in diagnostic imaging, invasive cardiology, and general surgery. Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture and mind-body techniques, are also included.
The course will be taught by Richard Glickman-Simon, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Tufts School of Medicine, and other faculty and physicians. The team approach to instruction gives students meaningful interactions with multiple medical specialties and distinct points of view on patient care.
As your schedule permits, you can combine this class with another Tufts Summer Study program or course. You may request enrollment in two programs/courses if desired. The Tufts Summer Study Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit enrollment to one program/class.
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A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.