Recently, 39 hard working middle school students were picked by a panel of interviewers to participate in the 2018 St. Vincent Evansville Healthcare Academy for Middle School Pupils’ Success (HCAMPS) presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.
This week-long program for middle school students interested in a career in healthcare gave students an opportunity to interact with healthcare providers, learn about the variety of careers available in the healthcare industry, and understand the educational requirements for a career in healthcare. Throughout the week, students participated in a variety of hands-on activities and learned from different healthcare professionals. Just a few of the activities the students participated in included: touring St. Vincent’s NICU, learning to suture on a banana, a cow heart dissection, traveling to area colleges and learning about their health sciences programs.
Josey Herd, one of the students who participated in the program, had this to say:
- “Thank you so much for putting on HCAMPS and giving me such a great opportunity to explore the medical field. I really enjoyed listening to the Health Care Professionals talk about their careers. It helped expand my vision of the options in the medical field. Thank you so much. Sincerely Josey Herd.”
A very special thank you to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana for their donation of $18,000 which will support this program over the next three years, fully covering the cost of attendance for all students chosen to participate!