Marian University announces its second annual Healthcare Camp scheduled for June 20-24, 2022. This day camp is an immersive experience designed for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.
Sponsored in part by a $2 million gift from the Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation, Marian’s Healthcare Camp allows high school students to explore future healthcare professions such as nursing, medical practitioners, research scientists, and exercise and sports science specialists. In a collaborative effort with the College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM), the Leighton School of Nursing, and the department of exercise and sports science, “campers” will explore the health professions world from inside the Michael A. Evans Center For Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art facility on the Marian University campus located at 3200 Cold Spring Road in Indianapolis. Students from MU-COM, the school of nursing, and the exercise and sports science program will work closely with camp participants as mentors.
The Healthcare Camp is a fully interactive, hands-on experience. Seth B., a camper from last year, shared that Healthcare Camp was “a great chance to give people wanting to get into the medical field “hands-on” [experience]. Going into my Senior year…, I now can focus my goals/path more towards physical therapy/nursing.”
Campers will explore various healthcare careers through the lens of daily case studies, to follow patients through their wellness journey. Participants will learn several clinical skills by performing them in a medical simulation center and how scientific research in a laboratory is critical to saving lives, leading to healthcare providers treating patients. Additionally, they will learn to splint broken bones and delve into the science of sports performance.
The cost to attend is $100 and includes lunches, snacks, one overnight stay in a residence hall, camp materials, and more. Camp scholarships are available for those who qualify. To allow time for the application review process, applications must be received by Sunday, May 15, 2022. Apply at marian.edu/healthcarecamp.