Students selected will participate in information-gathering activities and receive hands-on learning, including a gross anatomy lab tour, medical demonstrations, 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 2013 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 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. Application deadline is Monday, April 15th.

For more information or to download an application, please go to or contact Kathy Van Kley with the Sanford School of Medicine at (605) 677-7288 or e-mail

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