High school students interested in healthcare professions explore a range of career options and learning about important issues in health care during our summer Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at the Lee Medical Building in Vermillion. The program is open to incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school from South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska.

Students interact with healthcare professionals and get hands-on experience. They'll see medical demonstrations and venture to area medical facilities. Past participants have highlighted gross anatomy lab tour, becoming CPR-certified and visiting simulation labs as some of their favorite parts to the camp.


  • June 18-23, 2017
  • Lee Medical Building in Vermillion
  • Camp Brochure


Tuition is $100 per student. Scholarship and transportation are available for students who need assistance. Meals, lodging and all educational and recreational activities are included as part of tuition.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is April 1. Your application should include:

  • General application form
  • Personal statement
  • Permission and nomination signatures of parents/guardians and guidance counselors
  • Copy of transcripts

Send your application via fax or mail to:
Kathy Van Kley
Healthcare Careers Summer Camp Coordinator
Lee Medicine 213, USD Sanford School of Medicine
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
E-Mail: kathy.vankley@usd.edu
Phone: (605) 658-6329
Fax: (605) 677-6381