2022 Rural High School Medical Camp
June 13-17, 2022
In an effort to increase the number of primary care physicians who choose to practice in rural areas, the Division of Rural and Community Programs has sought to have a greater influence upon high school students during a period which is critical to their career determinations. Rural high school students eyeing a career in medicine can get an early glimpse into the field by attending the annual Rural High School Medical Camp, hosted by the Quillen College of Medicine. The camp encourages the students to consider a career that previously may have appeared out of reach and gives them a set of experiences to guide them for preparation for entering medical school.
The program is organized around a week long summer camp for up to 20 rural high school students - must be a rising junior, senior or recent graduate. Students will be introduced to disciplines of medicine with hands on experience, learn about admissions to both East Tennessee State University and the Quillen College of Medicine, and provided with a brief tour of both campuses.
This year’s programs will include lectures and some hands on experiences. Some of
the most popular programs have included Gross Anatomy, Human Simulation Lab and Public
High school students interested in rural or primary care medicine - should apply to the program – space is limited. The camp is free thanks to our sponsors East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, and Tennessee Workforce Development . For more information, please contact Brandon Castle, MEd, Rural and Community Programs Facilitator and EQUIP Coordinator at 423-439- 6719 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of state counties that border north east Tennessee are eligible and Tennessee students from rural high schools.
Deadline to apply is April 25th. Students will be informed of their acceptance via
an email no later than May 1, 2022.