School of Pharmacy’s Lindsay Schmees takes Noah Dintelman’s blood pressure as Jarae Hess looks on.
A select group of area high school students visited Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Pharmacy Thursday, June 12, during SIUE’s 2014 Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp. The week-long camp concluded Friday.
Students have participated in the residential summer camp that exposed them to potential careers in the areas of nursing, dental medicine and pharmacy. Participating in the weeklong sessions were the SIUE School of Nursing, SIU School of Dental Medicine and the School of Pharmacy.
Sixteen junior and high school students were chosen based on criteria that included a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The purpose of the camp is to expose minority students to careers in health care.
The campers’ experience culminated with an ACT Preparatory Crash Course Friday, followed by a closing ceremony sponsored by Express Scripts to close the camp. On Tuesday, students spent the day at the School of Nursing and on Wednesday, they visited the School of Dental Medicine in Alton.
This article is from http://www.siue.edu/.