Unity Health is now accepting applications for Careers and Medical Professions (CAMP), a new program created for 8th-12th-grade students, offered through the hospital's education department.
CAMP, 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.
"In junior high and high school, students often start thinking about what kind of profession they want to pursue after graduation," said Delaney Giles, Unity Health Education Assistant. "Our goal for this program is to introduce students to the medical field and give them firsthand experience as well as insight to the variety of healthcare jobs available and what preparation is needed for those positions."
Eligibility requirements include: a completed application form, due May 2, 2016; 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; 75 -100 words for junior high applicants and 100-150 words for high school applicants. Students must also provide personal transportation to and from the CAMP location each day. Prerequisite science courses are not required, but biology knowledge is encouraged.
CAMP will be held for junior high students on the Unity Health – Specialty Care Campus (1200 S. Main St. in Searcy) from June 22 – 24 and for high school students on the Unity Health – White County Medical Center Campus (3214 E. Race Ave. in Searcy) from June 20-24. Each class will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided each day.
For more information about the junior high program, please call CAMP Director Michelle Davis at 501.279.3189 or for high school applicant information contact CAMP Director Delaney Giles at 501.380.3381. Additional information and applications are available at Unity-Health.org/unity-health-camp.
ABOUT UNITY HEALTH – WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER:
As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.
In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – After Hours Clinic, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.