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

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Course Date:
Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020
Course Date Info:

If these dates don't fit your schedule try Mini Medical School 2: Session A, Session B, Session C or Session D

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

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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 - $450

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $930

This course is designed for students who have previously completed one of our Mini Medical School 1 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).


Adonias Lemma is a first year medical student and a member of the Class of 2023 attending Morehouse School of Medicine. Growing up in a single parent, low income household with an immigrant background, he vividly remembers visiting free clinics and hospitals such as Grady Memorial with his family to receive healthcare and recalls the long wait times due to the facilities being under-staffed with physicians. It was this, along with several other events in his life, that served as a compass in his pursuit of science that directed him towards pursuing a medical degree. Before attending medical school, he completed his undergraduate education at Emory University and obtained a B.S. in Chemistry. As a first year student medical student he devotes time once or twice a month to engaging with refugee clinics such as Grace Village Medical Clinic in Clarkston, the Lion House Eye Clinic, and the Morehouse School of Medicine H.E.AL. Clinic. Adonias is committed to pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine and working within an urban hospital setting such as Grady Memorial. This is Adonias’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

Tatyanah Tolley is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Biology. Tatyanah currently works in Dr. Marin Brewer’s lab in the Plant Pathology building on campus performing research on pathogenic fungi. She loves working with children, and during the semester she volunteers weekly at the East Athens Community Center mentoring elementary students. She has also worked as a camp counselor in the local Athens area and has volunteered in local clinics and hospitals. This is Tatyanah’s second year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students will need long pants and closed-toe shoes for dissections.

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.