K-12 Programs

K-12 Programs

The Great Hospital Adventure

This program is a way for students grades K-2 to explore health careers and health behavior.  It is a multi-media program using live puppets, DVD, activity pages and interactive questions and answer sessions in a classroom setting.

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Medical Career Camp

This camp is for rising 7, 8, and 9th graders.  Students have an opportunity to explore the various facets of healthcare by participating in hands-on activities developed by healthcare professionals at Centra, coupled with learning the connection with math and science skills.

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Health Careers Camp

This camp is for rising high-school juniors. Students have the opportunity to explore the various facets of Healthcare by participating in hands-on activities developed by the healthcare professionals at Centra, while visiting and observing various departments and careers of interest.

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STEM Academy Internships

These internships are offered to high school seniors interested in a medical or health related career.  These students participate in department and physician rotations at LGH one day a week for 16 weeks.  Students are required to complete a brief presentation on their experience and present it to their fellow interns and mentors.

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Health Career Days

This program offers an opportunity for middle school students to explore the exciting world of health and medical careers.  Through age-appropriate dynamic learning experiences and activities, middle school students will be exposed to various medical specialties and departments at Centra.

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Central Virginia Governors School Internships

These internships are offered to 25 Central Virginia Governor’s School juniors and seniors each year. Through the first 6 weeks, students attend presentations by physicians and medical professionals.  Through the second 6 weeks, students shadow a physician or medical professional of their choice.  These students are required to present a 5-minute powerpoint presentation about their experience to their fellow interns and mentors.   

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