Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Virginia Hospital Center will partner for the 11th consecutive year, to offer middle school-aged students interested in healthcare, the opportunity to interact with medical professionals through a variety of creative and engaging activities.
Camp Med is offered in two sessions, the first takes place July 27-31 for rising 6th and 7th graders, and the second is Aug. 10-14 for rising 8th and 9th graders. Camp is limited to 20 students each week. Campers will spend Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington; and Tuesday and Thursday at NOVA’s Medical Education Campus, 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield.
At NOVA, campers will become certified in AHA HeartSaver and they will participate in a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) simulation, where they will participate in a mock crime or accident scene and be exposed to the fields of police-forensics, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Therapy and Radiography.
At Virginia Hospital Center, students rotate through the pulmonary and cardiac catheterization labs, ER, pharmacy, radiology, rehabilitation and medical diagnostics areas.
The camp is extremely popular among local middle school students. There are even students who travel long distances to attend. Both weeks of camp tend to fill up almost as soon as registration opens in March.
“This year’s camp is already full,” said Kelley Arllen of Virginia Hospital Center. “Our program is geared to middle school students so that they can have the opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare professions and see many possible avenues.”
All inquiries for the 2016 camp should be directed to www.virginiahospitalcenter.com keyword: Camp Med.
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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.