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Medical Careers Camp 2013

What is Medical Careers Camp?



Centra Southside Community Hospital's summer Medical Careers Camp provides a week of mentored experience for 20 middle school students interested in exploring the exciting world of Health Care Careers. Students have an opportunity to explore the various facets of Health Care at Centra Southside Community Hospital. Over the course of a week they may visit and do hands on activities in various departments. They may include:

  • Cardio Diagnostics / Treatment and Cardiac / Pulmonary Rehab
  • Emergency Department and Flight Services
  • Employee Health
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Human Resources
  • Infection Control
  • IV Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Medical Laboratory and Pathology
  • Nursing and NursingSchool Skills Lab (Longwood University)
  • Nutrition Services
  • Obstetrics and Birth Center
  • Orthopaedics
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology / X-ray
  • Rescue Squad and Fire Department
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Same Day Surgery and Operating Room 

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a rising 6th, 7th or 8th grader.
  • Must have a true interest in a career in health care.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (C average) or greater.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from facilities each day for the duration of the camp.
  • Must complete the application found at this website by April 29, 2013, and include one essay as explained on the application.
  • Must have signed parental permission to attend the camp and have a TB skin test, found on the application.
  • Must have updated immunizations to include two Varicella Vaccines and 2 MMR Vaccines.
  • Must have one academic reference (form found on the application). 

2013 Program Specifics:

  • Dates: July 15-19, 2013
  • Time: 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Students cannot be dropped off earlier than 8:15am.)
  • Cost: Free
  • Lunch will be provided each day. (Breakfast is available from 8:15am to 8:45am for $2.00 per day)
  • Limited to 20 participants.
  • Dress Code: We ask that students wear the Medical Career Camp T-Shirt (provided on the first day); a pair of clean, presentable, fitted or belted, khaki pants or capris; and a clean pair of comfortable shoes (No sandals or open toed shoes, for safety reasons). Slide on shoes or gym shoes are fine. No perfume or cologne for patient allergy reasons.  Long hair needs to be pulled back into a braid or ponytail. 

Location of Camp:

Centra Southside Community Hospital
800 Oak St.
Farmville, VA 23901

2013 Application Instructions

btn_download_applicationPlease read before completing the application.

All applications and recommendations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., April 29, 2013.

  1. Download, print and complete the application. Fill out page one completely and have a parent or guardian complete and sign the parental permission to attend the camp found on the bottom of page 1 and the TB skin test permission form found on page 2 of the application.
  2. Please answer one of the essay questions found on page 3 of the application. Please remember that the quality of your answers is important as well as neatness, grammar and spelling.
  3. Turn in 1 academic recommendation (page 4) with your application. You may do this one of three ways:
    • Email your counselor or teacher the link to the application.
    • Download the application and email it to them as an attachment.
    • Print the recommendation sheet off and have them complete it by hand.


All applications and recommendations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., April 29, 2013.

Please send or fax the application and recommendation to:
Kerry Mossler
CSCH Director Marketing Communication Affairs
800 Oak St.
Farmville, VA. 23901
(434)315-2889 Fax

Notification of camp participants will be the week of May 20, 2013. Acceptance letters with required paper work will be mailed that week. There will be a camp waiting list in case of cancellation by an accepted participant.

There will be a camp waiting list in case of cancellation by an accepted participant.

Questions, contact:

Kerry Mossler
CSCH Director Marketing Communication Affairs
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To access the application, click here.