GA-PCOM Hosts Annual Camp NeuroJune 7, 2017
High school students were able to learn about the brain and nervous system during
the third annual Camp Neuro at GA-PCOM.
For the third consecutive year, Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine (GA-PCOM) is giving Georgia high school students the opportunity to experience
medical school through a week-long summer day camp focusing on the brain and nervous
Known as Camp Neuro, the learning experience is only being offered in metro Atlanta
at GA-PCOM. This week’s camp features educational activities led by students from
the college’s osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and pharmacy programs, with
the support of faculty and staff.
With locations nationwide, Camp Neuro was founded in 2010 as a not-for-profit venture
by surgeon Richard Lee, MD, MBA, and several medical students. The program is offered
to high school students ages 15 and older who are interested in learning about health
Camp Neuro also provides high school students with an insight into various careers
within the fields of medicine.
While Camp Neuro's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as
psychology, it provides high school students with insight into careers in all fields
of medicine. Camp goers participate in hands-on workshops, lectures, dissections,
student panels, and work on case projects that they present on the last day of the
program. Students also tour the GA-PCOM campus, including the College’s newly renovated
Simulation Center, and take part in healthy living activities.
Topics such as “Stress and the Brain,” “Treatment of Addiction and Depression,” “Strategies
for Success,” along with a Career Day round out the program.
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About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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