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Area Students In UTMC Camp Med Program

Two Pettisville students are among those participating in Camp Med, a two-day introduction into the medical field.

The University of Toledo hosts the program for students who will start their freshman year of high school in the fall.

Participating from Pettisville are Andrea Aeschliman and Rebekah Jo Tilley.

Isaac Johnson, rural Fayette, who will attend North Central High School, and Melissa Kinkaid, Stryker, will also participate.

During Camp Med, students will participate in hands-on lessons making wrist casts and suturing wounds. They will learn to use medical instruments such as blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes.

They will “suit up” in surgical gear, tour the University of Toledo Medical Center gross anatomy lab, and more.

One of the sessions is titled, “This is not CSI: Real Forensic Sciences.”

The goal of Camp Med is to spark interest in the medical field for students entering high school. UT medical students serve as camp counselors. Campers also will interact with physicians and professors.

Camp Med is a competitive program requiring students to be nominated by a science or math teacher or counselor, submit a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay.

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