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Medical Careers Camp 2015

What is Medical Careers Camp?

 

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Centra Southside Community Hospital's summer Medical Careers Camp provides a week of mentored experience for 15 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/Infection Control
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Hampden-Sydney College's Rat Lab & Psychology Departments
  • Paediatrics
  • IV Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Medical Laboratory and Pathology
  • Longwood University's Nurisng and Nursing School Skills Lab
  • Nutrition Services
  • Obstetrics and Birth Center
  • Orthopaedics
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology / X-ray
  • Farmville's Rescue Squad and Fire Department
  • Material Management
  • 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 or higher.
  • 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 Friday May 29th, 2015, and include one essay as explained on the application. The essay is a key component in assessing the acceptance of 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 two academic references, one each from a science and math teacher (forms found on the application).
  • Preference will be given to new 2015 campers.

2015 Program Specifics:

  • Dates: July 20th-July 24th, 2015
  • Time: 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. *Arrival time for camp is between 9:15am-9:45am, NO earlier and no later!
  • Cost: Free
  • Lunch will be provided each day. Breakfast will not be available this year. Please eat beforehand.
  • Limited to 15 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
The Quad Building (located in the parking lot behind the hospital)
800 Oak St.
Farmville, VA 23901

2015 Application Instructions

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All applications and recommendations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., May 29th, 2015.

  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. The essay is a key component in assessing the acceptance of the application.
  3. Turn in 2 academic recommendations (pages 4 and 5) 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.

Timeline:

All applications and recommendations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 29th, 2015.

Please send or fax the application and recommendation to:
Whitney Fisher
CSCH Special Projects Administrator
800 Oak St.
Farmville, VA. 23901
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(434) 315-2455 Fax

Notification of camp participants will be the week of June 22nd, 2015. 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.

Questions, contact:

Whitney Fisher
CSCH Special Projects Administrator
434-315-2831
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To access the application, click here.