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Health Sciences Hosts Summer Learning Experiences

Campers gowned and ready for surgery Preparing to rappel from the third floor With the assistance of a dental hygiene faculty member, a camper prepares to X-ray a 'patient' Campers make an occupied bed in the nursing lab Two campers practice their suturing skills in the surgical technology lab The School of Health Sciences recently held two summer camps for high school students interested in exploring the health-care profession: the third annual EMT/Paramedic Camp on June 5-7, and the ninth annual Health Careers Camp, June 10-12. The camps, both held on Penn College’s main campus, provided opportunities for students entering grades nine to 12 to learn about a variety of health careers and programs offered at the college. Thirty-seven students attended the EMT/Paramedic Camp. Students spent the first full day rotating through a series of Basic and Advanced Life Support workshops. On the final day, they learned vehicle extrication, performed rope rescues and donned the self-contained breathing apparatus while searching for a mock victim. Upon conclusion of the camp, they received the American Heart Association Basic First Aid and CPR certification. Thirty-five students attended the Health Careers Camp, spending two days rotating through hands-on workshops that showcased Penn College’s health-related majors. On the third day, they toured Susquehanna Health facilities in Williamsport to observe health professionals in action. Photos by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer, and Nathan D. Smyth, assistant dean of health sciences