Summer Academy Camps

Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics

This week-long program builds on our introductory Mini Medical School by helping you learn how to correlate scientific aspects of various systems of the human body (nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, and others) with some clinical manifestations of related diseases that can occur with them. You'll study the various systems through a combination of short lectures, hands-on activities, and selected dissections of sheep organ specimens. We'll take several field trips that will give you an inside look at medical education and the delivery of health care, as well as an excellent understanding of the various team players (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and others) who are all working to improve public health.

Open to students ages 12-16, who have previously completed the Mini Medical School camp. 

Course Information

Course Number:


Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm 

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

This camp meets each day at the Georgia Center. For field trips, students will travel by foot, bus, or university vehicle. More detailed information will available closer to the camp start date. 


Day Camp – $410

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp – $810

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.


Dr. Rick Waters has an M.D. in Dentistry from Georgia Health Sciences University. He has taught all levels of healthcare education, from Associate Degree up to Doctoral students. He works full-time as a freelance instructional designer for the healthcare industry, and is the founder and creator of Summer Academy's Mini Medical School program. He currently teaches similar programs to gifted students for UGA-Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program). Dr. Waters is a native of Georgia, and has lived in Athens with his wife Marie since 1995. This will be his eighth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students will need long pants and closed-toe shoes for dissections. A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.