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Applications are now being accepted for this year’s HCAMPS (HealthCare Academy for Middle School Pupil’s Success) – a weeklong program for middle school students interested in a career in healthcare.

St. Mary’s created HCAMPS to give students an opportunity to interact with health care providers, learn about the variety of careers available in the health care industry, and understand the educational requirements for a career in health care.

This year’s program will take place Monday, June 2nd – Friday, June 6th and is open to Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson or Posey county students entering 8th grade in the fall of 2014 who have a minimum 3.3 grade point average. Interested students must submit a teacher’s online evaluation, a 150 word essay, and a recent school picture.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 4 pm.

HCAMPS highlights include:

  • Treating “patients” in a simulation lab.
  • Hands-on experience in the St. Mary’s Emergency Department, Nursery, and Trauma Services Departments.
  • Touring health science facilities at Ivy Tech Community College, the University of Evansville, and the University of Southern Indiana.
  • Performing hands-on activities, such as dissecting a cow heart.

The cost of the program is $75. Financial aid is available. For more information, please contact: Margaret L. Moutseous, Project Director HCAMPS, 812.485.4221 or