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Rootstown, Ohio-Area Ninth-Graders to Participate in Medical Camp

July 17, 2008

By Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio

Jul. 16–ROOTSTOWN — Fifty area ninth-graders will get the chance to experience life as medical students at MEDCAMP this week at Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.

The camp runs Thursday through Saturday.

The students selected to participate are from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Ashtabula, Carroll, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

MEDCAMP, in its 19th year, is for students who have demonstrated achievement in science and an interest in a health-professions career.

The students attend lectures and participate in anatomy, pharmacy, physical diagnosis, physiology, neurobiology and microbiology labs. They also join physicians, graduate students and NEOUCOM professors in performing hands-on activities including taking blood pressures, reading EKGs and identifying bacteria under a microscope.

The participants are required to complete a case study on a fictitious patient and make a diagnosis based on their findings in the labs.

NEOUCOM is a community-based, public institution focused on the interdisciplinary training of health professionals, offering both a doctor of medicine and a doctor of pharmacy degree. Its colleges’ educational partners include teaching hospitals, community pharmacies, two boards of health and four Northeast Ohio public universities, including Youngstown State University.

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