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Center for Experiential Learning

Quillen College of Medicine

High School Summer Camp

The Center for Experiential Learning at the
East Tennessee State University
Quillen College of Medicine

presents the annual summer camp, Simulated Medicine in Action

for rising high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen

 in June

This one-of-a-kind experience will allow students the opportunity to take on the role of primary healthcare provider as they care for their patients in a setting that closely mimics the emotional and physical characteristics of a hospital or clinic. 

sim lab trauma

This week-long camp will emphasize the following aspects of healthcare:

Patient History Physical Examination 
Assessing Vital Signs Process of Diagnosis
Phlebotomy Common Laboratory Tests
Imaging Suturing
Simulated Patient Visits CPR and Trauma
Critical Thinking in Medicine Provider-Patient Relationship

On the final day, students will experience simulated morning rounds, seeing standardized patients alongside attending physicians. In the afternoon, they will be responsible for running a simulated emergency department. 

Come join us for this truly unique opportunity to discover the realities of what it means to actively participate in healthcare! 

There is no cost to attend this workshop. Camp will run each day (M-F) from 9 am to 3 pm. Students will need to pack a lunch each day and provide their own transportation. We would be happy to answer any questions addressed to the SMIA team at our email account:

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP by email by May 21. Slots fill on a first come basis.  The camp is offered twice this summer, each session will include 16-20 students. Current medical students, residents, physicians, and simulation lab staff members will be instructing and supervising this camp.

More details will follow via email to interested students and parents.

Important: You will need to provide the following documents as part of your application (see link below).  Please download them before starting the application.

Parental Consent

Essay Prompt

Medical Information and Authorization



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