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Medical Career Camp

Centra’s summer Medical Careers Camp at Virginia Baptist Hospital provides a week of mentored experience for 24 middle school students (rising seventh and eighth graders) interested in exploring the exciting world of Healthcare Careers. Students have an opportunity to explore the various facets of Healthcare and the connection with math and science skills and knowledge. Over the course of a week they will do hands on activities developed by various departments both from Virginia Baptist Hospital and Lynchburg General Hospital. They may include:

  • Cardiology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • First Aid / CPR

  • Infection Control

  • IV Therapy 

  • Marketing

  • Medical Laboratory and Pathology
  • Nursing Skills
  • Nutrition Services
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Pharmacy and Math
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology / X-ray
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Services  

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a rising 7th or 8th grader for the upcoming fall 2018 school year.
  • Must have a true interest in a career in healthcare.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (C average) or greater.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from facilities each day for the duration of the camp.
  • Must complete the application found at this website by Friday, April 27, 2018  (5:00 p.m.), and include one essay as explained on the application. (Essays are the determining factor for acceptance into the camp.)
  • Registration fee of $30.00, checks to be made out to Centra. Refundable if child is not accepted into the camp or Centra is notified child will not attend the camp prior to the date of the orientation, July 20, 2018.
  • Must have one academic reference (form found on the application). If home schooled this maybe completed by any adult who is not directly related to you.
  • Must be a rising 7th, 8th, or 9th grader for the upcoming fall 2018 school year.
  • Must have updated immunizations to include two Varicella Vaccines and 2 MMR Vaccines. (Due at the orientation.)

2018 Program Specifics:

Dates:
Orientation is July 20, 2018: Orientation 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Camp is July 23 – July 27, 2018 

Time: Camp 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Students cannot be dropped off earlier than 8:00am.)
Cost: Registration fee of $30.00, checks to be made out to Centra. Refundable if child is not accepted into the camp or Centra is notified child will not attend the camp prior to the date of the orientation, July 20, 2018.
Campers will need to have money for lunch or bring lunch. 
Limited to 24 participants.

Dress Code: We ask that students wear the Medical Career Camp T-Shirt (provided at orientation); a pair of clean, presentable, fitted or belted, khaki pants or capris; and a clean pair of comfortable shoes (No sandals or open toed shoes, for safety reasons). No perfume or cologne for patient allergy reasons.

Location of Camp:

Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503


 

2018 Application Instructions 

Please read before completing the application. 

All applications and recommendations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., April 27, 2018.

  1. Download, print and complete the application. Fill out page one completely and have a parent or guardian complete and sign the parental permission to attend the camp, found on page 6, and the TB skin test permission form found on page 3 of the application. Do not forget to enclose check for $30.00 registration fee, made out to Centra.
  2. Please answer both of the essay questions found on page 1 of the application. Please remember that the quality of your answers is important as well as neatness, grammar and spelling.
  3. Turn in 1 academic recommendation (page 2) with your application. You may do this one of three ways:

  • Email your counsellor or teacher the link to the application.
  • Download the application and email it to them as an attachment.
  • Print the recommendation sheet off and have them complete it by hand.

Timeline:

All applications and recommendations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., April 27, 2018.

Please send, email, or fax the application and recommendation to:
Lisa Stewart
Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs
1901 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, Va 24502
lisa.stewart@CentraHealth.com
(434) 200-4056 Fax

Notification of camp participants will be mailed the week of May 21, 2018. Acceptance letters with required paper work will be mailed that week. There will be a camp waiting list in case of cancellation by an accepted participant. Any applicant that is not accepted into the camp will have their registration fee check returned with their notification.

Questions, contact:

Lisa Stewart
Internship/School Program Coordinator
434-200-6511
lisa.stewart@centrahealth.com 

2018 Application
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