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MedCamp Helps 9th and 10th Graders Explore Healthcare Careers

MedCamp offers an exciting opportunity for 9th and 10th-grade students interested in exploring a career in healthcare. The week-long program provides hands-on experience in various medical fields, including nursing, oncology, radiology, emergency medicine, and surgery. Students will learn about careers in healthcare through field trips to prestigious institutions like Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, Shenandoah University, and Wilson College.

The camp includes a wide range of activities, such as suturing, phlebotomy, nursing diagnostics, and operating room simulation, providing a real-world glimpse into the world of healthcare. The program is open to rising 9th and 10th-grade students and will take place from June 26-30. The cost of the program is $395, which includes lunch and transportation for field trips.

Applicants must complete the online application by April 17th, 2023. The application process requires two teacher or counselor recommendations and a student statement of interest. The selection process will be competitive, and successful applicants will be notified during the week of April 24th, 2023.

The MedCamp program is organized by the Penn State Mont Alto Office of Continuing Education and is subject to change due to COVID-19 health and safety regulations. Parents and guardians are advised to familiarize themselves with the Penn State Youth Program policies that ensure the safety of participating youth.

For more information, please contact the Penn State Mont Alto Office of Continuing Education at (717) 749-4117. Join MedCamp and discover the exciting world of healthcare!


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