THUNDER BAY—Northern Ontario School of Medicine is inspiring the next generation of future health leaders. The University’s well known CampMed, a health sciences camp, is expanding in order to help accommodate demand and offers both in-person and virtual sessions.
Hosted each year by NOSM, CampMed is designed for high school students in rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone communities across Northern Ontario. Knowing the need to empower Northern youth to choose a career in health care, CampMed helps them understand what it takes to get there.
According to NOSM, more and more, “Northerners want to receive care from physicians and interprofessional teams who come from their communities and understand the complex factors that may be affecting their health.”
Their philosophy includes the perspective that, by taking part in hands-on activities, engaging with health professionals, exploring a variety of heath-care careers and connecting with a student mentor, Campers will be inspired to become a student at NOSM University.
The in-person camp activities include: casting, suturing, crime scene investigation, clinical skills rotations, Francophone and Indigenous health and culture, and more. Some students will have the opportunity to participate from the comfort of their homes. This will allow for more students across Northern Ontario to participate in this exciting and educational summer camp.
CampMed 2022 Dates run from: July 11 – July 22, 2022
In-person CampMed Dates (Sudbury) are from: July 11 – July 13, 2022
In-person CampMed Dates (Thunder Bay) run from: July 18 – July 20, 2022
Virtual CampMed workshops will take place at various dates/times between July 13 – July 22, 2022
High school students in Grade 10 or Grade 11 as of June 2022, qualify to register for the in-person CampMed sessions, while, students in Grade 9-12, can register for the virtual sessions.
As Canada’s first independent medical university, NOSM is an award-winning organization whose purpose is to address the health needs of the region while advocating for equitable access to care.
For more information, please contact Lindsay Lemieux, CampMed Coordinator, toll-free at 1-800-461-8777 ext. 7025 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.