The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation of the University of Illinois at Chicago offers a unique 7-day summer program in Vascular Neurology.
Open to high school students entering grades 10-12 and recent graduates, the program designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and are passionate about neurosciences. During this program, students learn the basics of stroke prevention, approaches to acute neurovascular emergencies, and the interpretation of advanced brain imaging studies. In the morning, students join the stroke service team in assessing patients admitted to the stroke inpatient service or those who present to our Emergency Room with signs and symptoms of acute cerebral ischemia. In the afternoon, students are invited to see patients in our outpatient clinic. The ultimate goal of this program is to offer students a glimpse of what real medicine looks like.
Students are not required to have a particular background in neurosciences, though the ideal candidate should be responsible, self-motivated, and dedicated.