USD Healthcare Careers Camp Registration Open to High School Students

VERMILLION, S.D. – High school students interested in health care careers can register now to attend the 12th annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at the University of South Dakota, June 17-22.

Students selected will participate in information-gathering activities and receive hands-on learning, including a gross anatomy lab tour, certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), field trips to area medical facilities, and group activities and discussions. Additionally, camp participants will interact with health care professionals, faculty and others relative to the pursuit of careers in health care. Applicants eligible to attend are students entering 10th through the 12th grades this fall. Staff advisers from the Sanford School of Medicine and the USD School of Health Sciences will also be available during the camp to discuss everything from education requirements to future employment opportunities and salaries.

Sponsors for the 2018 Healthcare Careers Summer Camp are the Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, the Dakota Hospital Foundation, Sanford School of Medicine, the USD School of Health Sciences, Sanford Health, Delta Dental of South Dakota Foundation and the 7th District Medical Society. USD’s Healthcare Careers Summer Camp is open to students from South Dakota, northeast Nebraska, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. Tuition is $100 per student with meals, lodging, and all educational and recreational activities provided. All applications require a counselor nomination, a parent or guardian signature, an official school transcript and a personal statement. The application deadline is April 1.

For more information and the application, visit the camp website or contact Kathy Van Kley with the Sanford School of Medicine at (605) 658-6329 or via e-mail.

ABOUT THE SANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.

ABOUT USD

Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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