Mentoring in Medicine Invites Middle and High School Students to Join Their Free Virtual Science Camp

Middle and high school students will learn more about the concepts of advanced biology and be exposed to the various careers in Medicine in a fun and interactive setting through Mentoring in Medicine's Virtual Science Camp.

Bronx, NY, August 01, 2013 --( What: Mentoring in Medicine is conducting a free two-week online summer camp which offers middle school and high school students an opportunity to gain exposure to various careers in medicine and learn advanced biology in a fun and interactive setting.

A typical 3-hour session is composed of two (2) 45-minute lectures that include activities such as journaling, interactive games and watching motivational videos. Students will be able to learn how to take vital signs and understand advanced human biology concepts related to the cardiovascular system.

Participation in the Mentoring in Medicine Virtual Science Summer camp requires a computer (Windows or Mac with a minimum 2GB of RAM) and internet connection. Each interactive session will be broadcast live. In addition, the webcasts will be recorded for viewing at a later date.

Why: The mission of Mentoring in Medicine is to diversify the workforce by exposing underrepresented students to careers in health care. There is a critical shortage of minority physicians and other healthcare professionals. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, while racial and ethnic minorities make up approximately 25 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only six percent of practicing physicians and only 12 percent of U.S. medical school graduates.

Who: Mentoring in Medicine ( is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City. Mentoring in Medicine is dedicated to academic enrichment, leadership development, community service and mentoring urban students interested in pursuing a healthcare profession. The organization offers students hands-on experience in a variety of healthcare occupations through their educational and mentoring programs. Over the past seven years, Mentoring in Medicine outreach efforts have reached approximately 50,000 students, parents, and professionals. Nearly 800 health care professionals: doctors, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and health administrators, have worked together to assist youth to strategically prepare an educational plan so they can obtain their goal of becoming a health professional, in addition to encouraging healthy living.

August 5-16, 2013 from 2:00-5:00pm EST

This event is hosted online. Register at and learn more about the organization at
Mentoring in Medicine
Joy Farrington