Summer Opportunities Available For High School Students Interested In Health Care Professions

The University of Missouri School of Medicine is accepting applications for the Mizzou MedPrep Explorations program, which is designed for high school juniors and seniors considering careers in health care.

The three-week online workshop is scheduled June 1-19, with a one-day, on-campus event Wednesday, June 10.

A unique learning experience designed to help high school students make career choices, the summer session will include an overview of the medical profession, physician specialties and subspecialties, health professions, admission requirements and a medical school tour.

There are no prerequisites to take part in the workshop, and it is open to a wide range of participants.

The application fee is $25 plus a workshop fee of $25, covering the cost of instructional materials for the online workshop and on-site session, plus one meal.

Some scholarships are available to cover the workshop costs. Application forms for the scholarships will be available when admission notices are released.

To register for Mizzou MedPrep Medical Explorations, please visit the School of Medicine website at

For more information, please contact the Mizzou MedPrep coordinator at (573) 884-6375 or


SoutheastHEALTH will host a Healthcare Professionals Camp this summer for high school juniors and seniors who are considering careers in health care.

Campers will shadow nurses and other health-care professionals in patient care areas, earn CPR certification, learn to use a stethoscope, take blood pressure and talk with SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and graduates.

Campers also will have an opportunity to learn about specialty areas, such as pediatrics, surgery, intensive care, labor and delivery, emergency services and radiology, according to a news release.

The camp is held at SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences and various clinical sites in Cape Girardeau.

A $300 tuition includes all meals, instructional materials, T-shirts and transportation to all hospital clinicals and recreation events. Two nights lodging in a Southeast Missouri State University dormitory is included.

The camp is will be June 14 to 16, and the enrollment deadline is May 7.

For details and application, call 334-6825 or visit