Through several summer programs, provided either directly or through partnerships, SWI-AHEC has impacted youth interested in health (and health careers) throughout southwest Indiana. Here is a snapshot of successful programs going on in our area:
- Go Viral: Be a Disease Detective - Public health focused camp for rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders; participants solved a foodborne outbreak, learned about laboratory equipment and techniques, and interacted with professionals from the CDC. This program was a partnership with the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center's health science education program.
- Health Science Institute - Deaconess Hospital and EVSC has offered this intensive two-week, residential program immersing participants in medical careers since 1991. SWI-AHEC hosted the participants at USI for one of the days, and this year, they experienced an ethics case, the Simulation Center, and learned about dental careers.
- SWI-AHEC Health Careers Exploration Program 2014 - Held June 16, 17, and 18, 2014, at the University of Southern Indiana. The high school participants learned about preparing for college, working in health professions, attending medical school, and working with the elderly. This program is an excellent community collaboration.
- Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and Vincennes University Jasper Campus are offering Health Careers Camp - 2014. This three-day experience will be held in Jasper, Indiana, on July 23, 24, and 25, 2014.
To contact us with any questions about health careers:
Southwest Indiana AHEC
8600 University Blvd, HP 2091
Evansville, IN 47711