The Pulse course will be held again this upcoming fall! Our topic for 2015 will be NEUROBIOLOGY. A few changes have been made for the upcoming year. Due to changes in funding and state laws, we will be unable to offer the course for credit and we will also be unable to offer transportation. That said, we have a great course to offer this year and we hope that you take advantage of this great opportunity!
8 April 2015
Thank you to everyone who has applied thus far. We can assure you that we have received your letter of recommendation and transcript if your teacher and counselor have emailed them to us. Do not fret if we do not reply to you via email; we've received your documents.
31 March 2015
The application for PULSE Fall 2015 is now available. Please click on "Course Application" tab for more information. Remember to submit your application, letters of recommendations, and transcripts no later than June 1, 2015.
20 March 2015
Dear prospective students, feel free to begin sending us letters of recommendations and transcripts as necessary. Don't forget to fill out our application beginning April 1, 2015.
03 March 2015
The application for PULSE fall 2015 will be available on this website on April 1, 2015.
07 February 2015
Hi Pulse Scholars! The application for the 2015 program will be up April 1, 2015! Please click "Course Application" tab to familiarize yourself with the requirements. We look forward to reading your applications.
8 December 2014
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Pulse class!! On behalf of the Pulse Board, I want to thank all our students and the medical student volunteers for all their hard work throughout the semester. Please reapply for next year!
What is PULSE?
A novel collaboration between medical students and high school students, the PULSE program is a semester long academic course taught at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Mondays in the fall. PULSE aims to cultivate interest in medicine and healthcare by introducing high school students to medical topics through lectures, facilitated small group learning experiences, and supplemental activities (e.g. laboratories, simulations, exhibits, student presentations).
The purpose of PULSE is to interact with high school students from surrounding communities in order to foster an interest in medicine through interactive lectures, problem based learning sessions, supplemental activities and shadowing opportunities. Penn State medical students will be an integral part of the chosen students’ learning experience by acting as mentors and case facilitators throughout the course. In doing so, it is our goal to enrich the students’ current approach to acquiring knowledge in scientific endeavors, to enhance critical thinking skills, and to provide important information for educational options and career paths in medicine.