MEDCAMP 2016 will be held July 21-23, 2016. MEDCAMP, celebrating its 26th year, is sponsored by Northeast Ohio AHEC, housed at NEOMED. It is hosted by the Department of Family and Community Medicine, in conjunction with Departments of Integrative Medical Sciences, Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Office of Enrollment Services. During MEDCAMP, rising ninth grade students spend three days at Northeast Ohio Medical University where they learn how a physician talks with a patient, how to study the clues to a patient’s illness, to solve the case by using critical thinking skills in addition to learning modern laboratory techniques and develop presentations of their findings to share on their last day of MEDCAMP. Evenings are used for group activities and study sessions.
Library research is required for the students to prepare their diagnosis and report of the “patient.” Meals are provided for the students while at NEOMED. Accompanied by chaperones from NEOMED, students are transported by bus to a Kent State University dormitory for overnight accommodations. The tuition for this three-day experience is $125. A limited number of needs-based tuition waivers are available. To be eligible for consideration for tuition waiver, applicants must be willing to report household income and number of individuals living in their household. Since a limited number of tuition waivers are available, cost for tuition should not discourage any interested student from applying to MEDCAMP.
First consideration is given to applicants from groups underrepresented in health care professions. NEOMED values diversity in its educational, research, service and health care missions, and is committed to improving and advancing diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Selection of participants in MEDCAMP is conducted in a manner consistent with these values. Interested parties may download the brochure and application. In order to be eligible for selection, the application must be completed and returned by April 15, 2016.