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Sunday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 19
Students entering grades 9-12
Fee: $ 200
includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing
Registration is now closed.
Registration will open in February for this camp.
About the Camp
Do you love helping people? Have you ever thought about a career in the health-care industry? If you answered yes, then attend this exciting health careers camp. Campers will be introduced to a variety of health careers including dental hygiene, medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, paramedic technology, physical therapy assistant, physician assistant, and surgical technology.
UPMC Susquehanna Tour: Campers will tour various departments in the medical center and see healthcare professionals practicing in their work environment.
Health Careers Workshops
Did you ever wonder what is really going on in the dental office? Participate in a variety of hands-on activities pertaining to the dental hygiene profession, including the fabrication of a mouth model and learning more about preventative dentistry techniques.
Since the discovery of X Radiation 116 years ago, radiographers continue to be on the front line of investigative medicine. See and experience the inner workings of the human body through medical imaging technologies. Take and develop x-rays, witness the use of computed radiography, and participate in a variety of additional activities while learning about careers in radiography.
Campers will become familiar with nursing simulation equipment (Sim-Man and SimMom), learn basic nursing skills (taking a patient vital signs, listening to heart and lung sounds, and proper hand washing), and hear about exciting opportunities in the nursing profession.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
How does a developmental delay affect a child’s world of play and learning? How does a stroke affect an adult’s ability to care for family and home? How does one cope with life challenges after having been drug and alcohol dependent? Learn about a variety of developmental, physical, and psychiatric challenges that affect participation in meaningful life roles and activities, and how occupational therapy practice helps to remediate or adapt to difficulties in activities of daily living, work, or play.
Participate in hands-on activities involving paramedic skills utilized in pre-hospital cardiac arrest management, including techniques in airway management (endotracheal intubation, cricothyrotomy), electrical therapy (defibrillation and pacing), and medication administration.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Participants will have the opportunity to experience mobility challenges by using a wheelchair to navigate the Health Sciences building. Staff will discuss conditions that would cause someone to require the use of a wheelchair and the types of wheelchairs that may be needed to accommodate different disabilities.
This hands-on workshop introduces students to aspects of medicine, as practiced by physician assistants. The workshop will cover basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and the varies examination techniques.
This hands-on workshop introduces you to the skills needed to perform in the operating room. Explore how surgery is performed using actual surgical instruments. Learn the concepts of surgical scrubbing, gowning, and gloving. Try your skill at our laparoscopic simulator.