Life Changing Medical Experiences

Students in the Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit can choose from a number of medical focus areas.  We bring in specialized mentors, experts, doctors and instructors for each focus area to assist students in researching and developing a diagnosis for their real-life patients.

Students will be able to interacts and speak to experts from the various focus areas to learn about their career paths and daily lives. They will then be able to study examine actual medical cases in their chosen field of study.

Learn more about the following focus areas below: Emergency Medicine, Medical Research, Surgery & Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy.

Emergency Medicine

When traumas occur, professionals in Emergency Medicine are the first to respond and the first to save lives. From triage to surgery, this career is not for the faint of heart. However, for those who wish to pursue this wild career, the Emergency Medicine Branch of the Summit is a perfect fit. During the summit, students will take part in an unprecedented healthcare experience. Students will get a comprehensive view into emergency medicine and be exposed to healthcare experiences they need to make educated career choices.

At the summit, students will meet Emergency Medical professionals, and learn all about the steps of saving lives in emergencies. With simulation equipment, students will learn how to respond to patients, diagnose them, and perform triage, in addition to providing diagnoses and cover costs of a real patient in Nigeria. They will leave the summit having already saved a life, and eager to save more in the emergency setting. They will feel confident assessing injuries, being able to perform CPR and using an AED, being certified by the Red Cross to perform First Aid, as well as knowing how to react under the pressure of an emergency.

These students will also get a chance to explore Washington D.C., tour the Red Cross Building and National Institute of Health, and network with leading D.C. Medical professionals.

Types Of ExpertsStudents Will Work Directly With Medical Experts To Learn and Experience Life in Emergency Medicine 
Trauma SurgeonTrauma surgeons have developed the skill of versatility which is important to successfully work with any unexpected or sudden life-threatening issues posed to patients. Trauma surgeons will help students understand several things: why surgery may not necessarily be the right treatment for both the surgeon and the patient, how insurance affects the treatment the patient receives, and how to deliver the treatment, and how different hospital departments work together to diagnose and treat a patient.
Emergency Room DoctorEmergency room doctors treat all the patients who come through the ER door, regardless of their illness or injury type. Emergency room doctors are very well trained in that initial stabilization and limiting the lasting effects of illness or trauma.
Paramedic Ambulance First Responder TeamParamedic Ambulance Observation is a chance for students to study in an Ambulance and examine how paramedics treat and manage patients in their unique prehospital care environment, which is very different from providing the same medical care in a hospital.
Program Participants Will Receive Special Paramedic Training, Experience Ambulance Emergency Care, And Learn What It Takes To Be Successful While Dealing With Life-Threatening Traumas.

Medical Research

Our use of technology and knowledge of the body has led to significant advancements in medicine, thanks to Medical Research. If you are interested in pursuing this kind of research, get ready for life-changing opportunities at the summit. Georgetown University is an excellent place to get involved in this field because of its impressive Medical School and hospital, but also because of its location in proximity to the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control. If you choose this area of focus, you will get to experience these buildings first-hand and see the life of a Medical Researcher.

While the camp as a whole will provide certifications and the chance to diagnose a real patient, the Medical Research focus has certain special opportunities to present to you. It is very difficult for the National Institute of Health to provide tours, but in this area of study, students will see the same labs that have changed lives and transformed memories. This is the case with the Center for Disease Control as well. Students will know what it is like to perform experiments and make publishable work at world-recognized labs and will leave looking forward to making scientific advancements.

The students will be able to explore Washington D.C., become certified in First Aid, learn how to perform CPR and use as an AED, as well as getting the chance to see medicine being applied with new technology throughout the workshop. They will also get the chance to analyze what a real patient in Nigeria is feeling, and make an appropriate diagnosis to save their life. Students in the medical research focus area will have seen the environment in which lives have been saved by feats in biology, chemistry, engineering, and more.

Types Of ExpertsStudents Will Work Directly With Medical Research Leaders To Learn About and Experience Life In The Medical Research Field. 
National Institute Of Health Molecular Imaging Research TeamThe goal of the Molecular Imaging Program is to develop targeted imaging methods that accelerate the development of cancer therapies. The research team investigates diagnostic imaging agents that employ nuclear, optical or magnetic resonance reporters in human subjects to bring down costs and patient risk.
National Institute Of Health Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences Research TeamThe Radiology and Imaging Science Research Team provides imaging research which includes X-rays, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging scans, computed tomography scans, and interventional radiology.
Exxon Mobile Health and Services Research TeamExxon Mobile Health and Services Research Team is tasked with identifying and evaluating health risks in locations where Exxon Mobile operates. Researchers address the diverse health risks that can potentially affect employees, contractors or the public.
Participants Will Have Exclusive Access To NIH Research Teams, Learn How To Identify Health Risks In Developing Countries, And Experience How Technology Is Changing The Research Field. 


Rather than seeing the portrayed life of surgery on TV, try experiencing the real thing! Get a chance to meet top surgeons of all specialties from Georgetown Hospital and Johns Hopkins and discuss what their lives are like in their fields of study. This area will show you how modern technology influences surgery, the process of training to become a surgeon and some of their OR experiences.

In addition to touring the Georgetown Hospital and several medical buildings in Washington D.C., the highlight of this focus area is the chance to watch a live operation at the Georgetown Hospital. You will get the chance to see what surgery is really like and ask the surgeon questions along the way. Following the viewing of the operation, you will learn how to draw blood, use forceps, and perform small medical procedures on your own.

From choosing the surgery focus group, students will have had the chance to become familiar with Washington D.C., received a First Aid and CPR certification from the Red Cross explored Georgetown Hospital and had the chance to see a surgery close up: an opportunity college students don’t even often get. This surgery opportunity could be an excellent way to see what it is like as a doctor in a busy hospital and how to provide patients with the best care.

Types of ExpertsStudents Will Meet With Surgeons To Learn About and Experience Life As A Medical Surgeon 
Heart SurgeonsHeart Surgeons work with the most advanced technologies and procedures to provide complete surgical care for complex diseases of the heart, chest, lungs, and esophagus. Gain an understanding of how these practices save lives from leaders in their field.
Former Johns Hopkins Neuro-surgery Nursing TeamLearn how Neurosurgeons, neurologists, the nursing team, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and therapists collaborate to develop a unique treatment plan for patients with Neurological injuries and disorders.
National Institute Of Health Molecular Imaging Research TeamLearn how the Molecular Imaging Program investigates diagnostic imaging agents that employ nuclear, optical or magnetic resonance reporters in human subjects to create more accurate images to assist with patient surgeries while bringing down costs and patient risk.
Watch A Surgery At Georgetown University, Learn From Johns Hopkins Experts, Explore How Imaging Improves The Accuracy of Surgery. 

Physical Therapy

Ever heard of the Washington Redskins? In the Physical Therapy focus area, you will get the chance to meet the lead Physical Therapists for the Redskins and learn what it is like helping athletes on the professional level. To perform physical therapy, specialists must know a lot about anatomy, and how to treat different ailments, which they will learn as they interview patients, and form diagnoses for their traumas.

Students will do this as they work to diagnose their patient in Nigeria so that treatment can be provided. In addition, students will become CPR and First Aid certified while learning how to use modern technology to help the patient.

After learning from this focus area, students will leave understanding the impact of physical therapists in the process of strengthening and recovering. They will not only understand what this career would entail, but also learn the steps to enter it themselves. They will have had the chance to speak with the forefront of physical therapists as well as the other people in the process who have watched it in action. This is a very specific focus area, but this field really helps bring people to the quality of life they are hoping for.

Types of ExpertsStudents Will Meet With Leading Physical Therapy Experts To Learn About and Experience Life As A Physical Therapist
Washington Redskins Sports Medicine Team MembersLearn how leaders in the field of sports medicine deal with on-field injuries, what immediate response care entails and how ethics determine who can and cannot rejoin the game.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Physical Therapy Team
Meet directly with the nations top physical therapy team devoted to helping rehabilitate United States Military personnel after facing injuries in the line of duty. Students will learn how experts teach patients to learn to walk, integrate prosthetic and mechanical limbs into their daily lives and how cutting-edge science is changing how physical therapy is accomplished.
George Washington University Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation TeamThe George Washington University Hospital Outpatient Therapy Services Team is integral to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with a functional limitation or loss resulting from disability, disease or injury. The George Washington University Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center will work with students to understand how their treat common and exotic injuries.
Explore The Field Of Sports Medicine, Gain Insight Into Outpatient Rehabilitation Treatments, And Be Trained In General Therapy Practices.