Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center Collaborates with Nevada Colleges for CampMED Program for Second Year

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Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center Collaborates with Nevada Colleges for CampMED
Program for Second Year

60 High School Students to Attend Three-Day Medical Camp June 15-17

Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center, a service of Vegas PBS, and several partners, including: WGU Nevada, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Touro University Nevada, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno.

Desert Meadows AHEC and several universities and colleges in southern and northern Nevada are collaborating to present CampMED, a three-day medical-related camp. For its second year, students entering 9th grade will have the opportunity to explore their interests in the basic sciences and integrated healthcare and exposed to career opportunities in those fields. The program provides an intensive immersion experience to students who have declared the medical field as their long-term career choice.

The program simulates a physician residency experience and campers will spend three days and two nights at the UNLV campus. Medical professionals will work hands-on with campers, teaching them how a physician talks with a patient, how to study the clues to a patient’s illness and how to solve a case by using critical thinking skills in addition to laboratory techniques. During camp, students will have the primary goal of diagnosing a fictitious patient and present their findings on the final day. The in-residency camp encourages campers to utilize their evenings for group activities and study sessions. Library research is required for campers to prepare their diagnosis and “patient” report at the end of camp.

June 15 - 17, 2017  

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

The program provides “hands-on” experiences in biomedical science workshops involving research and clinical problem-solving. It is a way to introduce Nevada youths to the fields of clinical medicine and medical self-efficacy.

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