Camp will give students info on health care careers

April 30, 2004

Ephraim McDowell Health and Midway College invite middle school students to learn more about career opportunities available in health care at a Health Care Careers Camp July 19-23 in Danville.

"A career in health care offers a rewarding future and may be an option already considered by some students, especially those who have a caring nature," said Mary R. Begley, director of marketing and planning at Ephraim McDowell Health.

"We welcome all students to our camp's fun, interactive programs as they explore the many career opportunities available in health care."

Boys and girls entering the seventh, eighth and ninth grades are eligible to participate.

Activities will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and McDowell Wellness Center with a one-night overnight stay at Midway College in Midway.


The camp is open to future doctors, nurses, dieticians, paramedics, radiology techs, rehabilitation therapists, lab personnel, pharmacists and other future health care professionals.

The camp will offer hands-on experiences in nursing (including obstetrics and the emergency department), diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, pharmacy, dietary, community emergency services, laboratory and pathology and computer lab.

Camp participants will have the opportunity to check their blood sugar, look at hair and nail samples under a microscope, learn how a prescription gets to a patient and learn how the heart works, including learning how to take blood pressure.

The cost for the week-long camp is $150. An additional $25 fee is required for campers who opt to stay overnight for one night during the camp. A $75 deposit will secure the child's reservation. Scholarships are available.

Transportation will be provided from Versailles, Stanford, Liberty and Danville. Space is limited for transportation. Pick-up points are: Kroger parking lot in Versailles, Wal-Mart parking lot in Stanford, Food Center parking lot in Liberty and McDowell Wellness Center in Danville.

Camp size is limited to provide one-on-one guidance and individual attention as needed. To receive an application form, or for more information, call Debbie Amsler at (859) 239-2453.

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