Appalachian State University
FUTURE DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS CAMP
Dates: 5-28th July, 2017
Program Overview: This is an excellent summer residential program for high school and pre-college students interested in pursuing a career in health-related fields and or biomedical research and is hosted by Appalachian State University, a member of the University of North Carolina System, in Boone, NC.
The camp includes 5 days of clinical skills followed by 3 weeks of intense biomedical research. Students are mentored by medical doctors and scientists and are taught various skills.
During the clinical skills week, students are taught to perform various clinical procedures, including:
Taking medical history and basic clinical principles
Suturing wounds, performing venipuncture and phlebotomy simulation
Hand hygiene workshop
Scrub for surgery
Taking blood pressure, heart sounds, ECG and heart rate
Gaining dozens of medical and surgical skills!
During the biomedical research weeks, students perform novel studies and are taught the following:
Introduction to the research lab
Literature search and review
Conducting authentic scientific research in the lab
Writing up results
Writing a scientific report- Discussion and References
Field trip: Wake Forest University Regenerative Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
Field trip to David Murdock Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC
Students present their research on the final day of the program to their parents
Studying effectively and building portfolios for getting into medical school.
Those that get data attend and present their data at the premier annual Experimental Biology meeting. This year the students will attend the Experimental Biology meeting in Chicago.
For Registration, cost, and details please check our website:
https://www.theapprenticedoctor.com/Boone/ Please note that registering on the website will only provisionally reserve a place for you. You must pay the camp fee to confirm your reservation.