FORT WAYNE—IPFW College of Health and Human Services, the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) and Parkview Regional Medical Center is offering two Health Career Exploration Academy (HCEA) camps this summer for high school and middle school students.
The two-week camp for high school students is scheduled for June 6 through June 21. Week one is based on health career academics from the following colleges and universities, IPFW, Ivy Tech, and the University of St. Francis. There will also be a surgery simulation and health career shadowing opportunities provided by Parkview Regional Medical Center. The high school students will have the opportunity in the second week of the camp to shadow health professionals at Parkview Regional Medical Center and health professionals in the community. High school camp applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Health Career Exploration Academy Camp for middle school students is only one week and is scheduled for July 15 through July 19. The one-week camp is based on health career academics from IPFW Ivy Tech, and the University of St. Francis. Middle school camp applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
HCEA is a free student opportunity.
There are only 15 openings for the high school applicants and 12 for the middle school applicants. Students who will be applying need to write an essay to express in a specific manner why they want to participate in HCEA. The completed applications can be e-mailed, sent via post office or hand delivered to NEI-AHEC K-12 Outreach Coordinator Mary E. Nance. Also, there is a link on the IPFW College of Health and Humans Services website—http://new.ipfw.edu/departments/chhs/outreach/ahec/contact/—for students to download the application and the Parkview Regional Medical Center confidentiality agreement both must be completed in full to be considered for HCEA.
The deadline for submitting HCEA applications is May 10, 2013.
For more information, contact Nance at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne College of Health and Human Services, Neff Hall, Room B50-T, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard; by telephone at (260) 481-0407.
This article originally appeared in our May 1, 2013 issue.