The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and Western Carolina University (WCU) will host its 22nd Annual Health Careers Summer Camp at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.
This is a residential camp, targeting underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged rising seventh and eighth-grade students.
The theme for camp is RX for Success! The camp is open to rising seventh and eighth-grade students who have a potential interest in a future career in healthcare. The camp also includes a focus on leadership and personal wellness. We would like to thank you for the ongoing support that you provide your students.
We would not be successful in reaching your students without support from our partners in the education community.
This camp is part of the North Carolina Area Health Education Center’s (NC AHEC) mission to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce by providing support at every link of the educational pipeline. The cost to attend the camp is $300, plus a $10 application fee. The application fee is refundable for students not selected to attend the camp. Students on free or reduced lunch are eligible for a partial scholarship and are still required to submit the $10 application fee. All checks or money orders should be made payable to MAHEC. No cash, please. Please see the camp brochure included in your packet for more information.
We invite all students to apply; however, special emphasis should be made to encourage minorities, rural and economically disadvantaged students to apply. Statistics show that in all health professions, minority populations continue to be underrepresented relative to the overall population in the state. The United States Department of Health and Human Services states that “increasing the number of minority health professionals are viewed as a partial solution to improving access and delivery of health care and decreasing disparities in healthcare.”