Students learn about medical fields at MedCamp

Fourty-three students explored medical fields at Penn State Mont Alto

MONT ALTO, Pa. - From checking a pulse, performing a mock surgery and feeling an electric shock, students from Maryland and Pennsylvania will get a chance to experience it all at Penn State Mont Alto's MedCamp.
 
"I look forward to getting really hands-on [and] not just reading about it," said Marielena Acevedo, tenth-grader. "I want to learn hands-on."
 
On Monday, students stayed on the Mont Alto Campus and focused on physics with feeling an electric shock, learning how fast molecules travel.
 
"Honestly, they are all going to be studying physics at some point and to show them why it is important that they learn some aspects of physics," said Mike Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Mont Alto.
 
They also learned about nursing while checking the pulse of a simulator.
 
"The human's name is Stan. I took his pulse, and I felt his heartbeat with this stethoscope," said Gibran Varahrami, ninth-grader. ”It was really a fun time."
 
Students will also travel to Hershey Medical Center, Summit Health, Wilson College and Shenandoah University. 
 
The camp is for all incoming ninth and tenth graders from Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.  

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