Community Outreach

April 05, 2007

Junior Medical Camp

HealthSpace Cleveland (formerly the Health Museum of Cleveland), has developed a Junior Medical Camp, a series of one week programs offered during the summer to middle school students ages 11-14 interested in medical sciences. Students are immersed in a variety of biomedical experiences including a journey through the internal structure of the human body, dissection of a cow's heart, brain, and eye for exposure to anatomy; exploring genetics and solving a crime using DNA analysis and fingerprinting and an opportunity to meet with medical professionals. The Center for Science, Health and Society (CSHS) and HealthSpace Cleveland are now collaborating to offer an Alumni Program for Junior Medical Camp graduates to sustain their interest and involvement in biomedical education and career development. Students will be offered opportunities to participate in laboratory investigations, hands-on experiments and creative problem solving. Personalized observership experiences will be offered in which students will meet and shadow a health professional in their area of special interest. In subsequent alumni years, students will be provided with an opportunity to join a research team and participate in depth and engage directly in biomedical research.

Thomas Bills, Coordinator of Health Education
Phone: 216.231.4600, ext. 3318

Posted by: Debra Crawford April 5, 2007 02:48 PM
Category: Cleveland Museum of Natural History , Cultural Institutions , Health , HealthSpace/Health Museum of Cleveland , K-12 Education , Nonprofit , School of Medicine , Schools and Centers