High school students take part in health care summer camp
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- CPR training and stethoscopes aren't usually a part of summer camp, but this isn't your average camp.
The staff at Albany Medical Center is giving a dozen and a half kids the chance to get up close and personal with careers in the health care field. They're doing things like introducing them to a state of the art mannequin that acts like a real patient. The high schoolers learned how to interview him to figure out what's wrong.
Educators say they're trying to recruit the next generation of doctors and nurses.
"The idea is to give them hands on experience, so they can actually feel and see and meet these professionals," said Marva Richards, Albany Medical College Director of Communication Outreach.
“We learned about surgery through robots. I'd heard about that before, but today I've seen what technology is actually capable of,” tenth grader Nia Simpson said.
Richards says the college will keep up with the kids throughout the year, to keep feeding their interest in medicine.