Arizona High Schoolers Get “Hip to Health” (Climate of Health)

Most summer camps give kids a wide variety of activities to choose from – swimming, hiking, horse back riding, and canoeing are just a few of the options that are often offered. But a recent Arizona State University summer camp offered high school seniors something very different… opportunity to learn about health and health care.

The Summer Health Institute Program @ ASU is designed for Arizona high school students who are interested in the medical field. In an Arizona State news release on the camp, Keith Lindor, executive vice provost and dean of the College of Health Solutions, said, “The Summer Health Institute is a unique opportunity to capture the imaginations of young people on the verge of making decisions about college, career paths and more. This hands-on experience opens participants’ eyes to the possibilities available at Arizona State University.”

One of the campers, 17-year-old Gawon Shin Chan who hopes to one day to work as an emergency-room surgeon, said “It doesn’t feel like work or that I’m passing the time because I’m experiencing what it’s like to be in the medical field and with other students who are interested in the same field as me.”



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