Media are welcome to cover the upcoming Rural Health Careers Camp at Northern Michigan University. Thirteen high school students from seven Upper Peninsula counties will participate. The goal is to give them a hands-on learning experience in different health careers and show them related career opportunities in the health professions. Students will also receive information about education/training, academic requirements, financial aid and campus life.
The camp staff is comprised of NMU health professions faculty, practicing health professionals and college students pursuing related degrees.
Perhaps the most visual aspect for photos/video would be the career simulations. They are scheduled on Tuesday, May 12. The camp contact for interviews is Cindy Noble of the UP Regional Center of the Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC), based at NMU. The mission of AHEC includes exposing students to health careers through education and outreach and encouraging students to work in areas that need greater access to primary care professionals. Noble's office number is 227-1613. Her cell is 869-1589.
Simulation schedule for May 12:
Clinical sciences, 8:15-9:45 a.m., West Science 3508
Pre-professional, 10-11:30 a.m., West Science 2603 and 2607
Nursing, 12:45-2:15 p.m., West Science 1613 and 1534
Sports Sciences/Athletic Training, 2:30-4 p.m. PEIF 140