CampMed kicks off Thursday
TOLEDO, Ohio —
Thursday was the start of University of Toledo's two-day CampMed program for incoming high school freshmen.
The 39 students will get to tour the campus, receive hands-on practice with medical procedures and get a taste of what it's like to be a medical student.
"This early exposure to health care professionals and a college campus is really—the importance can't be stressed enough," said UT Area Health Education Centers Director Courtney Combs. "We did a survey several years ago from former CampMed participants and of those that responded, 65 percent were practicing in medicine or science or healthcare."
To participate in the program, students had to be nominated by a math or science teacher or counselor and had to submit an essay and letter of recommendation.
NBC 24 will be back in the classroom Friday when the students learn to suture pigs' feet.