Unique Medical Summer Camp Experience at Florida Hospital

May 12, 2011

Florida Hospital, UCF College of Medicine and Sanford-Burnham Join Forces to Give Students a Unique Summer Camp Experience

Students get unique opportunity to learn from variety of health care professionals


ORLANDO, Fla., May 12, 2011 - Florida Hospital, the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF COM) and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona have joined forces to offer a unique summer camp for high-school students. The three organizations will bring together experts in education, health care and research for the 2011 MeD Camp Student/Doc Roundtable. This day camp is aimed at giving aspiring young medical professionals access to a variety of health care professionals.      

"Two years ago, we started offering a medical camp in response to what we heard students in our community wanted," said Samantha O'Lenick, executive director of corporate communications and community partnerships at Florida Hospital. "The most popular part of the past MeD Camps were the roundtable discussions. We have adjusted the format to make sure students get to spend valuable one-on-one time with the health care professionals."

The MeD Camp Student/Doc Roundtable is a networking breakfast and interactive event open to high-school students. At the Roundtable, students will have the opportunity to speak with various health and sciences professionals from Florida Hospital, UCF COM and Sanford-Burnham, including surgeons, educators, nurses, pediatricians, research scientists and more. Students will have the opportunity to learn from these professionals' real life experiences and get answers to questions about the challenges, rewards, educational requirements, etc. specific to their area of study.

This half-day event will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at Florida Hospital Orlando from 8 a.m. to noon. Space is filling up fast so RSVP today by going to www.regonline.com/floridahospitalmedicalcamp. There is a $35 fee to participate which includes a custom scrub top, goody bag and lunch.

For more information, contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.