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Duke offers summer camp for teens considering health care careers

Posted April 9, 2013

High schoolers interested in pursuing a career in the health field might want to check out these summer camps at Duke.

Duke University's Area Health Education Center provides two week long summer camps for students who are considering a career in health care. Students must reside in Durham County or surrounding counties including Vance, Granville, Wake, Orange and Person counties.

Here's the information. Deadlines are coming up quickly.

  • Duke Camp Med Residential Camp for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors is June 9 to June 14. The fee is $225. The application deadline is April 19. Students will get the experience of exploring health careers and get a sense of college life while staying in a Duke University dormitory during the week.
  • Health Careers Exploration Camp for rising eighth and ninth graders is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 24 to June 28. The fee is $75. The application deadline is May 1. Students will participate in daily activities that introduce them to varied health careers.

Scholarships are available for both camps. For details and to apply, go to Duke's Area Health Education Center's website.

(Full disclosure: Duke Medicine is Go Ask Mom's sponsor).

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