TALLAHASSEE, FLa. — The Challenger Learning Center is set to hold a summer camp for high school students that are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.
According to the learning center, Pre-Med Camp is designed to help students feel confident in pursuing careers in medicine, and activities will include:
- Introduction to Cardiology, learn the parts of the heart, build a stethoscope, EKG training, artificial valve activity, and complete a case study.
- Introduction to DNA and Bioengineering, DNA extraction, DNA and restriction enzyme activity, genetically modified foods, creating insulin and curing diseases, and a discussion of bioethics.
- Introduction to Imaging, learn how to read scans, joint replacements, design a surgical instrument, and discuss the possibilities of AI wearables.
- Introduction to Orthopedics, learn the effects of microgravity, create models of joints, complete a gait analysis, and discuss the possibilities of adaptive devices.
Campers will also go on a field trip to FSU School of Medicine for a panel discussion with Biomedical Engineering faculty, medical school students and professors. Their camp week will be completed with a Match Day activity.
The high school camp will be held June 5 through June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on each day. Cost for the camp is $300.
To register for the camp or learn more, visit challengertlh.com.