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College of Health Sciences introduces Health Sciences Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp
Posted 02/12/2015 03:29PM

The College of Health Sciences at Misericordia University is holding its inaugural Health Sciences Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp on campus from Aug. 10-14 for students entering 6-8th grades. The camp is held daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students who have an interest in the health and medical science fields can come to Misericordia University and experience life on a college campus, and speak to students and faculty in their fields of interest. They will also be able to gain firsthand experience exploring innovative technologies that enable college students to test their clinical skills on a SimBaby and SimMan in simulation laboratories; mastering basic human anatomy, neurology and physiology with the Anatomage virtual dissection table; using their knowledge to help develop treatment plans from actual therapy case studies, and by using equipment specialized to each area of practice.

Misericordia University features medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, physical therapy, sonography, and speech-language pathology in the health and medical science fields, as well as pre-med, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary options and other health science related fields.

Students will gain an understanding of the many health science fields and how they are similar and different. More importantly, they will gain an understanding of the fields of study and learn about the different career paths available to them as they begin to chart their own futures.

The cost for the hands-on, activity-based Health Sciences Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp at Misericordia University is $225. The camp is limited to 30 students. To register for the camp, please log on to http://www.misericordia.edu/chs and fill out the registration form, or contact Jennifer Dessoye, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., assistant professor of occupational therapy and camp director, at jdessoy2@misericordia.edu or (570) 674-6494.

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report's 2015 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2015 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.

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The College of Health Sciences at Misericordia University is holding its inaugural Health Sciences Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp in August. Misericordia students, from left, Abbey McCann, a speech-language pathology major from Swoyersville, Pa.; Lexi Campbell, an occupational therapy major from Erie, Pa.; Ben Becker, a medical imaging major from Swoyersville, Pa., Jennifer Dessoye, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., assistant professor of occupational therapy and camp director, and Sean Vitale, a doctor of physical therapy major from West Pittston, Pa., pose for a picture with Anatomage virtual dissection table in Passan Hall.

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