*NEW* Penn State Pre-Med Academy

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When is it?

28 July 2019 to 02 August 2019


SkullsWho can attend?

Students entering grades 9-12.

What's covered?

Explore the human body and the limitless options within the medical field at Penn State Pre-Med Academy! Together, we will navigate through the wonderful world of the human body to learn important anatomical and physiological structures. We won't just learn WHAT is inside your body, but WHY it is there and HOW it works (and how it can malfunction)! Our journey into the health field will include performing our own dissections using animal tissue as well as hands-on experiences with human cadavers in Penn State's Biology Lab. You’ll have the opportunity to learn medical techniques, use medical equipment, and gain exposure to the amazing specialties and career possibilities that await in the medical field! (Hint: Being a doctor is not the only option!) So, what are you waiting for? Join us for our first-ever Penn State Pre-Med Academy for high school students!  

Note: The first full day of camp is Monday, July 29th, but all campers will check in for an opening ceremony the evening of Sunday, July 28th.  *Please also note that campers will be working with preserved animal and human tissue, and/or fresh (non-preserved) animal tissue on a daily basis.* As a result, we recommend this experience only for students who are comfortable working with animal and human tissue. Human tissue is sourced from individuals who have donated their bodies to science. We observe the highest standards when working with their tissue and maintain high expectations for respect in our labs.  Please contact Science-U if you have any specific questions about the camp.

Lunch and Snacks

  • Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home.
  • Campers will walk to Pollock Dining Commons each day for lunch.

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2019

  • $365 (day); $815 (residential)

Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2019

  • $395 (day); $845 (residential)

Day vs Residential Option

Day option:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please arrive between 8:50 pm and 9:00 am. Camp ends at 4:00 pm, but there may be evening activities scheduled that are open to and recommended for all campers! These evening activities will be communicated to registered campers as soon as possible and flexible arrangements can be made for day campers if they are unable to stay for evening activities. 

Resident option:

Campers who register for the residential option will check-in on Sunday afternoon and check-out Friday afternoon. Exact check-in and check-out times will be distributed to registered campers closer to camp dates.

Both options:

*Please note that camp may end earlier on Friday due to the timing of the camp closing ceremony. The closing ceremony is tentatively slated for 2PM on Friday.* 

Extended Care

Extended care is not available for this camp.