They weren’t wearing white coats and sporting stethoscopes, but students from Mount Pleasant-area high schools interested in pursuing careers in medicine got a taste of what it would be like during a free three-day immersion at Central Michigan University’s
College of Medicine.
CMED faculty and staff guided the students through
CampMed’s hands-on demonstrations and activities, from learning basic clinical skills to attending a casting and suturing clinic. They also got a small taste of
“college life” by going on a scavenger hunt, watching movies and enjoying an ice cream social.
"Our goal is to try and tie in knowledge without presenting it in a way that is classroom learning,” said Lyman Mower, assistant director of admissions and financial aid for the college. “We want to give these kids the tools to think about what is interesting about medicine, what they find compelling about it, and give them the opportunity to try it out and see if it’s something they would be interested in doing."
Students wrap an arm "injury" at CampMed. Take a visual tour.