Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics


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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.

Ages: 12-16

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 13, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

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

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

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

Overnight Camp – $860

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 Mini Medical School 1, please email us at 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).


Rahel Gizaw is an Ethiopian American from West Orange, New Jersey, who moved to Georgia in 2004 to attend Tallulah Falls Boarding School. Rahel remained in Georgia to attend the University of Georgia, where she received a degree in Biological Sciences. Currently, Rahel is a medical student at Morehouse School of Medicine, where she is studying to become an ER physician. During her limited free time, Rahel enjoys spending time with her friends and family discovering new restaurants and exploring the many activities and events that Atlanta has to offer. This is Rahel’s first 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.