New Camp Giving Teens Opportunity to Get Hands on with Medical Field
COLUMBUS (Terri Sullivan) — This summer, Central Ohio high school students are making the rounds and getting “hands on” at the hospital.
MD Camp at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a peek at the rigorous first year of medical school in three busy weeks.
“We hope that they enter medicine,” said Shannon Fayson, a second year medical student who attended the camp before graduating from Northland High School in Columbus.”But also if they decide on any other health care field, it’s really to increase the diversity in the health care field.”
Students spend almost a month at the camp, learning how to do sutures, splints, and other medical procedures. They also attend lectures and labs. “We’re really looking for those under represented students who may not have had this opportunity before, to get exposed to what medicine is like. See what the life of a med student is like,” Fayson said.
Fayson’s grandmother, Delores, says she’s proud of her girl. “We have a lot of opportunities now, more than ever, for children for young adults to achieve their goal.” She says this camp is the perfect medicine to do just that. We look forward to seeing our young students entering the medical field.