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This week-long program is designed for the more serious student, who wants to build on the lessons they learned in our introductory Mini Medical School camp. In this program, you will begin learning 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 mammalian 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. Please see the prerequisite section below to determine if this camp is appropriate for you.
Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015
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Day and Overnight Options Available
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp – $410
Overnight Camp – $810
This course is designed for students who have previously completed one of our Mini Medical School sessions. Some exceptions may be made for students who have previous experience in the subject matter. To request a waiver to take Mini Medical School 2 without having taken MMS1, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before registering. Be sure to include your student’s name, age/grade, and a description of why you believe he or she is qualified to skip into the second level (including previous healthcare-related seminars, workshops and programs; life-science related academic courses, and previous experience with medical research).
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at email@example.com.
Angela Holder is a rising second year medical student at the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens, Georgia. She is passionate about education and sharing her love of medicine with others and one day hopes to pursue a career in academic medicine. She has four years experience teaching and tutoring science and ESL to students of all ages in Georgia and South Korea. She recently returned from a medical mission trip to Peru and will be performing medical research this summer in Athens, GA. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences about what medical school has to offer and her knowledge of medical science with the students in the Mini Med program. This is Angela's first year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Dr. Rick Waters has an M.D. in Dentistry from Georgia Regents University (formerly The Medical College of Georgia). He has taught all levels of healthcare education, from Associate Degree students up to Doctoral students. He works full-time as a freelance instructional designer for the healthcare industry, and has provided a variety of multimedia materials to medical and dental organizations nationwide. Dr. Waters is the founder and creator of Summer Academy's Mini Medical School program, and this will be his ninth year with Summer Academy.
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.