Innovations in Health Professions Program

Northeastern University Pre-College Program


Boston, MA


Jul 9 - Jul 21




Through this two-week long interactive experiential program, students will explore the broad scope of careers in health professions within different fields such as health science, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and speech-language pathology and audiology. Specific modules are currently being determined. Last summer, students participated in medical simulations, visited an ambulance dispatch center, practiced clinical skills, and completed an advanced CPR certification and Stop the Bleed program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate Commitment to Scientific Inquiry - Through research laboratory-based activities across the various health professions careers, students will be able to explain the research process and apply the principles of scientific inquiry.
  • Develop Decision-making and Reflective Thinking Skills - Through experiential activities in the Goldstein Simulation Center and in research labs, students will learn to gather, synthesize, and apply data to clinical situations and to reflect on their thinking in the moment and follow simulation using structured debriefing.
  • Engage in Interprofessional Activities - Using an interprofessional model, students will work in teams to problem solve and plan for common and novel solutions to health care dilemmas.
  • Explore Careers in the Health Professions - Through grand rounds, interactive panel discussions, and site visits students will learn about the roles and responsibilities, scope-of-practice, and potential work environments of various health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, audiology, public health, physician assistant, counseling and school psychology, applied behavior analysis, pharmacy and pharmaceutical science, rehabilitation sciences, and exercise science.
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