CampMed is a free, two-day intensive educational experience aiming to increase the interest of local rural high school students entering into 11th grade in pursuing a career in medicine.

Our goal is to provide those selected with hands-on experiences, offering valuable insights into the practice of medicine and sharing various pathways to medical school. Participants will spend time at Wright State University’s Lake Campus, TriStar Career Compact Center, Mercer Health and Grand Lake Health Systems exploring gross anatomy, simulations, and engage in practical learning activities. Students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, physician assistant, nurse, and other health science careers should apply. Students will be chaperoned at all times during the program.

At the conclusion of the program, each participant will receive a certificate of completion as a reminder of the potential path to a medical career.

CampMed is sponsored by the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and is administered by the Wright State University (WSU) Boonshoft School of Medicine Office of Rural Health, located at the Wright State University Lake Campus. Interested applicants, teachers, and counselors can contact The WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Office of Rural Health at



DAY 1: Monday, June 3

Morning Session 9am-Noon at the Lake Campus

  • 8:30am Check In
  • 9am-9:30am Introductions
  • 10am-Noon at Grand Lake Health System (Introductions, Learning Event: Operating Room Experience and Infection Control)

Lunch Noon-2pm at the Lake Campus with a Speaker (pathway to medical school)

Afternoon Session 2pm-4pm at the Lake Campus (Introductions, Learning Event: Anatomage Table Experience, Gross Anatomy Session, and Simulations)

Lake Campus Tour: 4pm-5pm

Dinner 5pm-7pm at the Lake Campus with a Speaker (cost and financial assistance) Parent/ Guardian is welcome to attend.


DAY 2: Tuesday, June 4

Morning Session 8:30am-Noon, arrive at Lake Campus at 8:30, 9am visit to TriStar Compact Career Med Prep Program (Introductions, Learning Event: Basic First Aid, Pulse, and Blood Pressure)

Lunch Noon-2pm at the Lake Campus with a Speaker (current pre medical students and medical students)

Afternoon Session 2pm-4pm at Mercer Health (Introductions, Learning Event: Physician Observation, Simulations, and Physician Office Operations)

Dinner 5pm-7pm at the Lake Campus with a Speaker(s) (current physician(s), resident(s), medical student(s), pre health student(s)) Parent/Guardian is welcome to attend.


Applicants must be highly motivated high school students entering into 11th grade interested in pursuing a career in medicine.



1. Submit a completed CampMed application at the link below.

2. Email the following to

  1. Transcript: the student must send an official high school transcript as part of the application.
  2. Nomination Letter: a math, science teacher and/or counselor must complete a letter of recommendation for the applicant on official school letterhead. The letter should include an explanation of why they are nominating this student, and the student must send the letter.
  3. Personal Essay: please include why you want to participate in CampMed, what science-related activities have you been involved in during the past several years, what qualities do you possess that would make you a good physician, what do you hope to achieve at CampMed. 

CampMed is very competitive. Applications must be complete and submitted electronically by April 15 at 5pm to be eligible for consideration. The admission committee will review applications and notify selected candidates of their acceptance. Selected students will be sent additional authorization forms to review and must be signed by a parent and/or guardian.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact


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