BHSU Scrubs Camp inspires next generation of healthcare professionals

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, February 24, 2016/Categories: 2016

Black Hills State University hosted a Scrubs Camp recently for high school students throughout the region to learn about healthcare careers.

In collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Health, Black Hills State University hosted 40 high school students on campus for Scrubs Camp recently.

The day-long camp featured 11 professionals from nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, biotechnology and other healthcare fields who shared insight about their careers with the students. The healthcare professionals also provided hands-on activities for the students including seeing how an artificial lung functions, practice giving vaccinations, and details about movement in physical therapy.

Hasina Ahmad, coordinator of student services in the department of academic affairs at BHSU, said the camp helps to address the shortage of health care providers in South Dakota.

"We offer this camp especially designed for high school students to encourage them to pursue a career in healthcare," said Ahmad. "The camp is provided free, at no cost to the participants. It's a community service BHSU is glad to provide."

Ahmad said high school students from Belle Fourche, Hill City, Rapid City, Spearfish, and Sturgis attended the camp.

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