Interactive Site Visits
Walk in the footsteps of a patient – from helipad to active trauma ward – at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at UMD and "Scrub Up" as you play the role of a physician diagnosing a patient at Johns Hopkin's Medicine Simulation Center.
University of Maryland (UMD)
Experience the medical school environment first-hand and learn what it takes to succeed in the fields of medicine and health care. Meet with real medical students and gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of pursuing a career in medicine. Gather information to help you make informed college choices based on academics and culture, and learn what makes an attractive application.
You will have the opportunity to experience an in-depth visit to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland (UMD) Medical Center, where you will see aspects of a working trauma care facility - from the helipad to the active trauma ward, experience UMD School of Medicine's Gross Anatomy Lab through hands-on guided examinations led by current medical students, and have a chance to learn and practice medical training techniques at a medical training facility.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center
The Standardized Patient Encounter simulation, held at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center, is your chance to really put the knowledge and skills you have gained into action. You’ll take on the role of a physician and the challenge of diagnosing a patient as you interact with actors who portray symptoms of a simulated patient. This is a hands-on way to learn proper clinical skills, including how to correctly take an effective patient history, and to develop the interpersonal and communication skills essential to the health care profession as you ask the questions, conduct clinical tests, formulate hypotheses, and conduct research to investigate potential diagnoses.
Clinical Skills Rotations & Physical Exam
Learn proper techniques and effective strategies from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine PETAs (Physical Exam Teaching Associates) — the same trainers who work with medical students— through Clinical Skills Rotations & Physical Exam simulations. You’ll step into the shoes of a physician by learning how to take a “Head-To-Toe” assessment as a part of a physical exam workshop and you’ll also improve your communication skills and gain knowledge about best practices for interacting with patients. This simulation is a great way to help you develop an awareness of physical indicators and better understand an effective health provider/patient relationship as you narrow the pathway of disease diagnosis without invasive testing and learn about the importance of less-invasive components of a patient physical examination.
Use Virtual Reality to perform a true-to-life fracture reduction surgery and master suturing methods such as knot tying techniques in a series of Apprentice Doctor® workshops.
Take on the role of a medical professional and get hands-on in real-life simulations designed to give you the insight you need to prepare for a career in medicine.
Virtual Reality Simulation
Experience the sights and sounds of a realistic operating room as you take on the role of a Resident Surgeon or Surgical Tech to perform a fracture reduction of a long bone surgical procedure.
This is your chance to take advantage and experience the same cutting-edge technology used by medical schools and top clinical research centers around the world! Take a closer look.
Apprentice Doctor® Workshops
Envision has partnered with the Apprentice Doctor® group to expose students to key skills required to be successful in medical training. During these fascinating, hands-on workshops, you will learn basic principles of wound care, practice surgical knot tying techniques, and then perform a simulated fracture reduction of a long bone, from scrub and site preparation to fracture fixation and surgical wound closure, just like med students experience and practice.
Suturing Workshop – Get a basic understanding of the theory of suturing wounds. You'll come away from this workshop with knowledge and skills in:
- The basics of wound care
- Knot tying techniques
- Suturing materials, tools, and techniques
- Types of sutures, including interrupted and mattress sutures
- Removing sutures
Fracture Reduction Workshop – Gain a deeper understanding of the basic principles of surgery and orthopedics. You'll focus on:
- Bone biology and fracture classification
- Methods of fracture reduction, including fixation and immobilization
- Surgical skills such as preparing a sterile field, using a scalpel, retraction, and closing
- Placing a bone plate with mono-cortical screws
Hear from top professionals in the fields of medicine and health care and gain insight into a range of medical topics as they share their knowledge and
field questions. Apply the knowledge from topic lectures during program workshops and connect the content to your personal interests to define your future
path in the fields of medicine and health care. Previous speakers have included:
- Cathleen Acres, R.N., M.A., Administrative Director, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College
- Dr. John A. Bogdan, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
- Dr. James Giordano, Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and Division of Integrative Physiology; Department of
Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center
- Dr. Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President and Dean, Columbia University Medical Center
- Dr. Jeanette J. Lancaster, R.N., Dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing
- Rear Admiral Michael R. Milner, D.H.Sc., P.A.-C., Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Mary O’Neil Mundinger, Dean, Columbia University School of Nursing
- Nancy Pratt, R.N., M.S.N., Senior Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness, Sharp Healthcare
- Rear Admiral David Rutstein, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
- Dr. Andrew A. Sama, Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, New York Hospital
- Dr. Shyrl Sistrunk, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment, Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Rear Admiral Nadine Simons, M.S., R.N., Assistant Surgeon General, Region IX, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene
- Stephanie Springs, CEO for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois