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South East IL AHEC to hold Rural Health Careers Summer Camp

South East Illinois Area Health Education Center (SEI-AHEC), in collaboration with Fairfield Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Frontier Community College (FCC), is planning a Rural Health Careers camp for June 30, 2017. The camp is open to incoming freshmen and sophomore students in the surrounding area who have a budding interest in a health profession.  There is no cost to the students to attend due to a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration.


This Rural Health Careers Camp is being offered to rural high school students with a hands-on learning experience about different health professions.  Students will receive information about education and training, academic requirements, and financial aid. They will participate in various hands-on health labs, and receive a tour of the local hospital, among other activities. The faculty for the camp is comprised FCC health professions faculty, health professionals currently in practice at FMH, and health professions college students. This camp will be based at FCC with some activities located at FMH.


Students who attend will have a unique opportunity to gain more knowledge of health professions they may want to pursue, meet peers with the same goals, and learn what being a college student is really like.


Applications can also be requested by contacting Beth Wilson, Director of SEI-AHEC at 618-847-8381 or visiting the FMH or SEI-AHEC Facebook pages or the FCC’s website.  Deadline to submit your application is May 26, 2017, and if you need an extension, please notify Beth Wilson, as soon as possible.