Mock Emergency Level One student doing chest compression on a training dummy.
The application process for our 2016 summer medical camps and junior volunteer programs
Fauquier Health – through our VIPeds program – offers summer medical camps to area teens interested in learning more about a career in medicine. Our popular camp program started in 2008 and is made possible through the continued commitment of a very large team of dedicated staff members who give their time to share their skills and experience with our campers.
Fill out the form at this link to receive updates on next year’s camps: https://vipeds.wufoo.com/forms/medical-camp-2017
Fauquier Health’s medical camps are two days in length and run from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. both days. Acceptance is very competitive and is based on a brief essay. There is a $75 registration fee to participate.
In the Level 1 camp, students learn to suture, intubate a patient, type blood, mix medications, start an IV, triage patients, take blood pressures, and harvest a cornea from a human eye. Students must be age 13 to be eligible for the Level 1 medical camp.
In our Level 2 camp, students have the chance to apply a cast to their partner’s arm and remove it using the cast saw, extricate a patient from a vehicle using a cervical collar and backboard, practice injections and phlebotomy, and learn to place internal sutures and close skin incisions using staples. Students must have participated in a Level 1 camp in a prior year to be eligible for the Level 2 medical camp.