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Minority, rural students to be exposed to careers in medical field

The University of Toledo will host CampMed on the Health Science Campus for 33 northwest Ohio incoming high school freshmen, to stimulate interest in the medical field in minority and rural students. 

CampMed will be held on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2007.

CampMed is a two-day intensive camp where students will receive an up-close and hands-on look at diagnostic, treatment, and laboratory settings.  To be accepted into the competitive program students needed to submit a letter of recommendation, a nomination from a science or math teacher or counselor, and a personal essay. 

The students will be participating in numerous lectures and hands-on activities in a multitude of areas including anatomy, histology, radiology, surgery and physical diagnosis, while interacting with medical students, physicians, and professors.

On Thursday, June 21, there are a couple great opportunities for pictures or video. The first is a session called “Tools of the Trade” at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Health Education Building, Room 100.  Another good opportunity would be from 12:45 to 3:00 p.m. as students rotate through three labs.  These lab sessions will introduce the students to radiology, histology, and Life Flight. 

Friday, June 22, offers opportunities for pictures and video during the students’ second lab session from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday’s labs include “Clinical Skills/Standardized Patient” where students will have the opportunity to interact with patients, and “The Preoperative Experience” where students will be in surgical gowns and learning about preoperative procedures. 

CampMed students will be staying the night at the Hilton Hotel on the UT Health Science Campus.  The program is at no cost to the students. 






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