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Bioscience Exploration:

High School Students

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Program Description

Our established Medical Science camps are designed for high school students (grades 9-11) who are interested in a clinical or research career in medicine. These camps include opportunities to meet clinicians and scientists and discuss careers in the medical and allied health professions. Students can expect an exciting time of scientific inquiry.

  • Medical Science I – Solving Crimes with DNA: Facts, Fiction and Television

    July 6 – 10, 2015

    High school students will spend the week isolating DNA, analyzing it through methods commonly employed in forensic laboratories, and interpreting the results. They will not only learn and practice these laboratory techniques, but will also discuss the ethics of forensic DNA testing and explore the application and implications of DNA evidence in real cases. They will apply these techniques to "solve" a hypothetical crime through the use of DNA analyses and reasoning. While doing this, they will learn about the life of a 'real' CSI.

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  • Medical Science II – Epidemics and Infectious Diseases

    July 13 – 17, 2015

    This camp will give students interested in biomedical research an exciting opportunity to explore the diverse world of microbes. Students will participate in the collection and isolation of microorganisms and learn laboratory techniques required for growing, visualizing, and identifying bacterial organisms as a basis for gaining valuable insight into the world of epidemiology. They will learn about infections and epidemics, and how science is attempting to stay one step ahead of microbes in an arms race that threatens our very existence.

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  • Medical Science III - Medicine and Human Disease

    July 20 – 24, 2015

    The focus of this camp will be on systemic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, metabolic disease and cancer. Students will conduct tests for measuring normal organ function and will learn how to perform several routine diagnostic and medical laboratory procedures. They will also examine preserved human organs, both macroscopically and microscopically, and will learn how to distinguish healthy and diseased tissues.

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