The Pulse course will be held again this fall! Our topic for 2014 will be CANCER BIOLOGY. 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!
10 July 2014
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Pulse Scholars! Looking forward to having a wonderful semester with you all!
18 March 2014
Hi Pulse Scholars! The application for the 2014 program will be up April 1st! Please click "Course Application" tab to familiarize yourself with the requirements. We look forward to reading your applications.
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.