Misericordia Sets Health Sciences Middle School Career Camp

The College of Health Sciences and Education at Misericordia University is holding its third annual Health Sciences Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp on campus from July 24-28 for students entering the sixth through eighth grades. The camp is held daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.

Students who have an interest in the health and medical science fields can come to Misericordia University and experience life on a college campus, and speak to students and faculty in their fields of interest. The camp provides firsthand experience in exploring innovative technologies. Students will be able to practice clinical skills on a SimBaby and SimMan in simulation laboratories; master basic human anatomy, neurology and physiology with the Anatomage virtual dissection table; use their knowledge to help develop treatment plans from actual therapy case studies, and use specialized equipment in each area. Misericordia University

features medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, sonography, speech-language pathology, and other health and medical science-related career fields.

The five-day, activities-based Health Sciences Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp at Misericordia University is under the direction of Jennifer Dessoye, O. T. D., O. T. R./L., assistant professor of occupational therapy. It costs $225, and is limited to 30 students.

To register for the camp, please log on to http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=1789 and click on the health sciences middle school career camp and fill out the registration form, or contact Jennifer Dessoye, O. T. D., O. T. R./L., assistant professor of occupational therapy and camp director, at jdessoy2@misericordia.eduor at (570) 674-6494.