Pre-Med Program Immunology and Infectious Disease
Description
The Academy at Parish has created a Pre-Med Program for Summer 2024 designed to help students prepare for the arduous curriculum of a pre-med major as well as introduce students to the variety of careers available in research, healthcare, and public health so that participants can develop direction for their future plans.

Over the two week-long programs, students will receive 6 hours of instruction each day divided between 3 hours of intensive pre-med course work in the morning, followed by 3 hours in the afternoon that includes engaging discussions with practitioners in the healthcare industry and instruction on the Greek and Latin roots of medical terminology; lunch will be provided. Week One introduces students to Human Anatomy and Week Two focuses on Immunology and Infectious Disease; these intensive seminars provide students an excellent foundation in two courses required for Pre-Med students in their undergraduate studies.  Students may choose to enroll in Week 1, Week 2 or both.

Graphic and sensitive content related to the comprehensive anatomy of the human body, disease, biomedical issues will be seen, read, and/or discussed by the student. 

In this week-long workshop, students will work collaboratively to build a Maniken of the human body with clay, while working independently to understand the human anatomy and function of specific organs.  You will gain an understanding of the skeletal and musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems.  

How You Will Benefit: 

Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of bones, muscles, and organs while working as a team to build a Maniken of the human body with clay 

Engage in discussion to understand how genetics can lead to altered cellular function that causes chronic diseases 

Learn how to critically read published research and understand the process of clinical trials 

Stimulate interest in medical, research, and global health related fields 

Immunology and Infectious Disease (Week 10 morning topic) Kristan Hagan-Miller, Ph.D. 

Have you ever had a cold? Have you ever wondered why you don’t always get sick when everyone around you is sneezing? The immune system is a complex system that tries to keep us healthy. Spend the week learning about the interplay between our immune system and infectious diseases. 

How You Will Benefit: 

Become versed in immunology terminology and learn basic virology terms 

Participate in hands on activities to understand how infections spread, and common laboratory tests to identify viral proteins 

Learn how to critically read published research and understand the process of clinical trials 

Stimulate interest in medical, research, and global health related fields 

Week 10 afternoon speakers:

Julie Linderman, MD—Pediatrician

Gabriel Fruge, MSN, RN, CSSGB—Director of Nursing and Practice Operations at Parkland

Shrina Bana, PharmD, BCACP—Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist a
Location:
Parish Episcopal School - Midway Campus
Dates:
8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024 11:00 PM
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ages:
Grades 11th - Not in school
Cost:
$650.00
Availability:
This session has openings
Registration will end on 8/9/2024 at 11:00 PM.