Registration open for Healthcare Career Camp

High school students interested in health care careers can register now to attend the sixth annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at the University of South Dakota, June 17-22.

Students selected will participate in information-gathering activities and receive hands-on learning, including a gross anatomy lab tour, medical demonstrations, field trips to area medical facilities and group activities and discussions.

Additionally, camp participants will interact with health care professionals, faculty and others relative to the pursuit of careers in health care.

Applicants eligible to attend are students entering 10th-12th grades this fall. Staff advisers from the Sanford School of Medicine and the USD School of Health Sciences will also be available during the camp.

USD's Healthcare Careers Summer Camp is open to students from South Dakota, northeast Nebraska, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. Tuition is $100 per student with meals, lodging and all educational and recreational activities provided.

All applications require a counselor nomination, a parent or guardian signature, an official school transcript and a personal statement. Application deadline is Monday, April 30.

For more information about the camp or to download an application, go to or contact Kathy Van Kley with the Sanford School of Medicine at (605) 677-7288 or e-mail

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