Summer Intensive Program

The Summer Intensive is meant to prepare students for their future professional tracks. SIP is an alternative to the In-person shadowing program. The program aids students in professional development as they think about their next steps in life and how to prepare. The program includes workshops, panels, and networking events.

By the end of the intensive, students will:

-Develop a strong answer for your own mission in medicine
-Reflect on experiences based on the Core Competencies for Incoming Medical Students
-Work with advisors to set concrete goals for the coming year
-Gain practice with networking effectively and building mentoring relationships

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a Harvard Medical School Medscience Simulation. Students will experience the real-life excitement of giving Emergency room care in our simulation lab. While working through these “emergency cases”, students apply biology-based classroom learning to real-life and culturally responsive medical cases affecting their community such as diabetes, heart disease, substance abuse, and trauma.

Please see a sample schedule from last years program.

Brandeis Summer Shadowing Program: Summer Intensive 

Day 1:

9:00-9:10am Introduction of Summer Intensive Program
9:10am- 10:40am “Why Medicine?” Workshop

   This workshop will help students highlight and articulate why they are choosing the medical field as their chosen profession

10:40am-11:30am Free Write on Reflective Questions Workshop

     This workshop gives students the opportunity to reflect on their past experiences and how that has played a role in their life

11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30- 2:00pm “Anatomy of an Applicant” Workshop

  This workshop will introduce the 15 Core Competencies from AAMC, in which students will exercise how to use their experience as strengths and learn how to develop other competencies 

2:00-2:30pm Mindfulness Exercise

  A quick break to center oneself

2:30-3:30pm “Why Did You Choose Medicine” Panel- Physicians 

     Physicians from various backgrounds will help us understand their journey and why they chose medicine

3:30-3:40pm Closing For the Day

Day 2

9:00-10:00 am “The Importance of Mentoring ” Guest Speaker Alumni Shane Scott

    Alumni Shane Scott will share how mentoring has shaped his academic career and how it can be used as a tool

10:00-10:30am Introduce “Pitch Guide” Workshop

     This workshop will help students create an elevator pitch and the foundation to market oneself

10:30-11:30pm Rise Together Networking Workshop 

      Breanda Shively Rise Together Program Director will teach students how to navigate the Rise Together Website, and add in additional advice and tips to help them succeed

11:30-12:00pm “How to Build a Relationship with a Professor” 

       This workshop will spotlight various ways in which a student can begin to approach a relationship with a professor

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm “Speed Networking”

    Students will have the chance to apply their learnings from the day and meet Alumni, Professors, and Physicians to practice their elevator pitch 

2:00-2:45pm Apply the Skills you Learned Exercise & Exit Interview

   Students will be tasked with a fun exercise and once complete schedule an exit interview with the Program Administrator

2:45-3:00 Program Thanks & Ending