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Wyoming Area Health Education Center AHEC|Health Careers 2012 Summer Camp

Healthcare Careers Summer Camp 2012

Applications are no longer being accepted.

For more information, contact Marivern Easton, AHEC Director

(307) 766-6751

measton3@uwyo.edu

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AHECHealthcare Careers 2012 Summer Camp 

 The purpose of the camp, according to AHEC Director Marivern Easton, is to provide students with an opportunity to explore numerous healthcare careers through interactive activities and observation.  “Our hope” says Easton “is that students will be motivated to work hard in high school and think seriously about pursing a healthcare career.”  Wyoming, like many rural states, is facing a critical shortage of healthcare workers.  This shortage will worsen as the baby boomer generation ages.   The key, according to Easton, is to identify, recruit, train, and retain Wyoming residents.  “If we can generate enthusiasm among high school aged students and support them as they pursue education and training opportunities, we have a much stronger possibility of eventually employing them as healthcare workers throughout Wyoming.”

Students were unanimous in their enthusiasm from last year's camp. Said one camper, "It was awesome to be able to explore ALL health careers, even the ones that I thought I wasn't interested in." See what other campers had to say - click here.

Also check out what the  Laramie Boomerang had to say about the Health Careers 2011 Summer Camp!

 

July 26, 2012-Ashley Faber has tried other summer programs, such as horse or Girl Scout camps, but nothing compared to a health care camp she attended at the University of Wyoming. Local Students Receive Health Care Career Choices at UW Camp. Faberweb

July 26, 2012-Kamille Brough felt a little squeamish knowing that she had to start an IV on one of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences simulator arms. UW Health Care Camp Offers Choices for Lander Students.

July 26, 2012-Hailey Mazurkiewicz wants to give back to her family and community. Mazurkiewicz, who will be a sophomore at Evanston High School this fall, has spent a lot of time in hospitals, visiting ailing relatives. that has prompted her to prepare for a career in the health field, either as a pediatrician or a nurse. UW Summer Health Care Camp Gives Evanston Students Hands-on Experience.

   

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