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Healthcare Simulation Center and Summer Premed Research TREK

To apply, please submit your approved resume to this posting and complete the google application form (you will be redirected to the google form upon submitting your application on Handshake).

During this one-day career trek, we will visit Hartford HealthCare's Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) located on the Hartford Hospital campus in Hartford, CT on Monday, October 21st (during fall break).

CESI is the largest robotic surgical center in the northeast. Healthcare simulation provides training in a realistic-type environment with life-like robotic patients programmed to simulate various medical conditions (from panic attack to cardiovascular dysfunction). The function of simulated training is to prepare future healthcare providers for the execution of various procedures and techniques in an environment where they can practice repeatedly before executing these on real patients. Simulation exercises are developed to ensure that healthcare providers understand the importance of team based care, clear communication, critical thinking, applied knowledge and a rapid response based on hands-on experiential learning.

This is a 90-minute long guided hands on tour of the center facilitated by multiple knowledgeable CESI staff members and will include interaction with the robotic equipment under the guidance of the staff.

The career trek will also include a 30-60 minute meeting with the Program Coordinator for Hartford Hospital's Summer Premed Research Program. The 10-week program provides students with experience in clinical research, patient treatment and ethical issues in medicine. Students are paired with a research mentor and will have exposure to the healthcare providers within this teaching hospital. (program includes a $2,600-3,000 stipend and dormitory housing is available to out-of-state students)

Monday, October 21, 2019 (Fall Break)
11:00 AM: Arrive at Boger Hall, Room 115 for lunch and discussion
12:00 PM: Depart campus on a minibus *transportation provided by the GCC
12:45 PML Arrive at Hartford Hospital
1:00-2:30 PM: Visit the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation
2:45-3:30 PM: Visit with the coordinator of the Summer Premed Research Program
4:00 PM: Depart Hartford Hospital
5:00 PM: Arrive on Campus

This Career Trek opportunity is open to students of all class years, majors, and career interests.

You must have your resume approved on Handshake by the GCC in order to apply to (via this posting) and be considered for this program. Note that the resume review process can take several days, thus it is best to start this process early if your resume has not yet been approved. Please refer to the GCC's resume review/approval process and resume resources listed HERE. Additionally, please schedule a resume review appointment before uploading your resume to Handshake for the first time.

Space is limited to 13 students. If more than 13 students apply, students who completed the application in-full before the application deadline will be selected at the end of the application window by random lottery. Students who are not selected will be placed on a waitlist and notified if a spot opens up.

Students will be notified by Friday, October 4th whether or not they were selected to participate or are on the waitlist. Selected students will be required to complete a Confirmation Form to by 4pm on Wednesday, October 9th in order to reserve their spot on the trek.

If you apply to this career trek and are no longer able to participate, please withdraw your application asap to make the spot available for another student.

The Gordon Career Center will offer free transportation to and from Hartford Hospital, to all students selected for this program. There is NO fee for students to participate.

Neat clothing and comfortable closed toe shoes (this is a professional learning environment)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 30, 11:59pm.

  1. Click the "Apply Externally" button on this posting to submit your approved resume
  2. Once you submit your resume to this posting, you will be directed to a Google application form that must be completed by the deadline in order to be considered for this program. As part of the application form, you will be asked to provide a short essay response to the following question: "What do you hope to gain from this experience? How will it enhance your preparation for the health profession of your interest?" (200-300 words)