Unity Health is now accepting applications for Careers and Medical Professions (CAMP), a program created for 10th-12th-grade students, offered through the hospital's education department. CAMP is a special summer program designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare field, offers students opportunities to participate in medical-related activities such as first aid, CPR, healthy lifestyle education and learning basic nursing skills.
"Unity Health offers the CAMP program to introduce students to the medical field," Unity Health Education Assistant, Delaney Vershum said. "It will provide students firsthand experience with various healthcare jobs available and what they can look like in practice. In addition, CAMP will help the students learn what preparation may be needed for those positions."
Eligibility requirements include: a completed application form, due April 21, 2017; a GPA of 2.5 or higher, two letters of recommendation and a recent transcript. Applicants are also required to submit an essay stating why they are interested in the CAMP program; 100-150 words in length. Students must also provide personal transportation to and from the CAMP location each day. There are no prerequisite science courses required, but biology knowledge is encouraged.
CAMP will be held at Unity Health – White County Medical Center Campus (3214 E. Race Ave. in Searcy) from July 10-14. Each class will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided each day. For more information on this free program, please call CAMP Director Delaney Vershum at 501.380.3381. Additional information and applications are available at Unity-Health.org/unity-health-camp.