Muncie, IN – In an effort to increase the number of physicians who are underrepresented in medicine and who elect to practice in underserved, rural areas, the Northeast Indiana AHEC is proud to sponsor this free event: Camp MD – Muncie. In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, NEI-AHEC aims to recruit, educate, and prepare Muncie area high school students for careers in the health professions.
“Complementing the Northeast Indiana AHEC mission to recruit students into a health career, Camp MD – Muncie inspires high school students to pursue a job in medicine by challenging them intellectually, facilitating their academic and social development, and increasing their awareness of the special health care needs of the underserved in the Muncie community.” – Cathy Whaley, Director, NEI-AHEC
Activities include 15-20 contact hours of presentation, tours/observations and clinical experiences. One of the goals of the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is to address regional healthcare workforce shortages through education and collaborative community relationships that assist students in their knowledge of the medical profession, facilitate an interest in healthcare careers, encourage college attendance, and learn fun health-related skills, and more. The camp is free and open to any high school student in Delaware County and the surrounding area who is interested in pursuing a health career. Camp MD – Muncie will take place at the E.F. Ball Medical Education Center. Registration is required by June 13.
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“Camp MD is a wonderful collaborative opportunity to promote interest in all heath careers that will benefit our community. The camp is designed to cultivate the desire in our youths to learn about different health care careers and eventually become a health care professional.” – Joseph Lopilato, Indiana University School of Medicine.
The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training, and retention of first-rate health care professionals. By strategically partnering with community affiliates, academic institutions, and professional organizations, NEI-AHEC continues to improve access to quality healthcare especially in rural, disadvantaged, and/or medically underserved communities.
NEI-AHEC at Ball State currently serves 17 counties and is one of eight area health education centers in Indiana and more than 300 AHEC program offices and centers across the country.
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