2018 Dates

Sunday, June 17 Tuesday, June 19

Age Group

Students entering grades 9-12

Fee: $200

includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing

Register Now Space is limited for this event.

Registration deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018

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.

UPMC Susquehanna

Health Careers Workshops

Dental Hygiene

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.

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Medical Imaging

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.

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Nursing

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.

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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.

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Paramedic Technology

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.

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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.

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Physician Assistant

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.

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Surgical Technology

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.

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