Clinical Skills and/or Biomedical Research Excellence!
Program Type: Medical – Residential Academic
Dates ( Clinical Skills): July 5-10, 2017 (No classes on the Saturday the 8th)
Dates (Research): July 11-28, 2017 (No classes on weekends)
Application deadline: May 15, 2017
Program Classification: One week of Pre-Med Clinical Skills ( and three weeks of Research – optional)
Sub-programs: Students may apply to attend either the popular “Clinical Skills” section (4 days of intensive clinical skills workshops) and’or 3 weeks of high profile ‘Research’ (optional).
Fee (Clinical Skills): $1500 all inclusive (tuition, accommodation and meals)
Fee Clinical Skills and Research): $5100 all inclusive (tuition, accommodation and meals)
Eligibility: High School Students (9th – 12th + pre-college freshman) who have had Biology and Chemistry coursework.
This residential camp will include 5 days of clinical skills and – to follow – an optional 2.5 weeks of intense research in a biomedical laboratory with experienced national and international medical doctors and researchers! International guest speakers will also add a Global Perspective to the Program. Appalachian State University partners with an internationally renowned organization, the Apprentice Doctor, in hosting the clinical skills program. This is very much the Ultimate Summer Program for high school students and pre-college freshman who are absolutely certain that they want to become medical professionals or biomedical researchers or physician scientists!
Clinical Skills (4-5 Days of Clinical Medicine):
- Medical history
- Basic principles
- Learn to Suture wounds like a professional surgeon
- Venipuncture and phlebotomy simulation
- Hand hygiene workshop
- Scrub for surgery
- Pulse Oximetry
- Blood pressure
- Heart sounds, EKG and heart rate
- Case studies
- Gain dozens of medical and surgical skills!
Research (2.5 Weeks of Medical Research):
- Introduction to the research lab
- Research methodology
- Literature search and review
- Conducting authentic scientific research in the lab
- Writing up results
- Writing a scientific report- Discussion and References
- Field trip: Wake Forest University Regenerative Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
- Field trip to David Murdock Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC
- Learn all about the practical applications of cloning and growing tissue and organs in the labs to replace missing tissue/organs of patients
- Students will present their research on the final day of the program
High school students and pre-college freshman with a strong interest and background in science are encouraged to apply. Students must have completed at least biology and chemistry courses. A teacher recommendation is also required. About 20 students will be enrolled into the program. Please note that registering on the website only provisionally reserves a place. You must pay the camp fee to confirm your reservation.
Faculty: (Dr. Chishimba Nathan Mowa)
Dr. Chishimba Nathan Mowa is an Associate Professor of Physiology and Endocrinology and an active reproductive biology researcher and a veterinarian with extensive publication. He has ten years experience in mentoring premed college students and high school students in research. In the past five years he has led premed college students to South Africa and Zambia for clinical shadowing and hosts South African students’ when they visit the US.
Program Coordinator: (To be appointed)
International, national and local clinicians and graduate and undergraduate research assistants will participate in the program. Clinicians will include: a professor emeritus from Duke Medical School, a Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon from South Africa, an international Physician Scientist from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, local physicians, including an orthopedic surgeon, obstetrics and gynecologist, and a Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (DNP).
Residence life staff will include undergraduate and graduate students and teachers who will provide supervision of students while on campus. Participants will experience life on a college campus including: living in a residence hall, eating in campus dining facilities, utilizing library and technology resources, as well as experience outdoor activities that the Boone area offers.