The Pulse course will be held again this fall! Our topic for 2013 will be endocrinology. 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! Applications should be up by April 1st!
1 April 2013:Pulse is now accepting applications for the 2013 Endocrinology class! Our online application can be found under the Course Application link above.
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 Wednesdays 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.