HCAMPS Program for Middle School Students

St. Vincent offers a yearly HCAMPS (HealthCare Academy for Middle School Pupil’s Success) program. This is a weeklong program for middle school students interested in a career in healthcare. St. Vincent created HCAMPS to give students an opportunity to interact with health care providers, learn about the variety of careers available in the health care industry, and understand the educational requirements for a career in health care.

The program is open to Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson or Posey county students entering 8th grade in the Fall for students who have a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Interested students must submit a teacher’s online evaluation, and a 150 word essay.

HCAMPS highlights include:

  • Treating “patients” in a simulation lab.
  • Hands-on experience in the St. Mary’s Emergency Department, Nursery, and Trauma Services Departments.
  • Touring health science facilities at Ivy Tech Community College, the University of Evansville, and the University of Southern Indiana.
  • Performing hands-on activities, such as dissecting a cow heart.

The cost of the program is $100.00. Financial aid is available. For more information, please contact: Margaret L. Moutseous, Project Director HCAMPS, 812.485.4221 or mlmoutseous@stmarys.org.

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