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MedCamp returns in 2012 for students interested in exploring healthcare careers

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2/10/2012 —

Penn State Mont Alto, Summit Health, Quincy Village and Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center have teamed up again to offer an outstanding educational summer camp in 2012. MedCamp will be open to high school students interested in learning more about healthcare careers, and who meet the application requirements. The cost for the week-long program is $225 per student, including meals and transportation.

The program, known as MedCamp, will give students who will be entering the ninth and tenth grade in Fall 2012, the opportunity to visit local hospitals and healthcare facilities. In addition, students will learn about healthcare careers including physical medicine and surgery, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, pathology, and more.

MedCamp will run from Monday, June 18, 2012 through Friday, June 22, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The “home base” for the camp will be Penn State Mont Alto, and students will receive transportation to various hospitals and field trip locations throughout the week.

Highlights of the camp include a trip to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and a CSI (crime scene investigator) presentation and activity. The students will also become first-aid certified.This program is sure to be an outstanding opportunity for students with an interest in science and careers in healthcare.

Attached is the application for interested students. The application deadline is April 1, 2012. Admission decisions will be made on April 30, 2012 and tuition will be due by May 14, 2012.

Contact the Penn State Mont Alto Continuing Education Office for more information or with questions at 717-709-0778 x802.

Download MedCamp application here.

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