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Fifty-seven area high school students will be on campus to explore a variety of health career options during the DSU 5th Annual Scrubs Camp on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Dakota State University.

Scrubs Camps are one-day learning experiences conducted at ten locations throughout the state. Campers at the DSU event will hear from healthcare professionals such as Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, and Dietician.  The students will also be involved with an EMT simulation truck - SD SIMS along with a tour of the Madison Community Hospital. They will participate in exciting hands-on activities and receive personalized career guidance plans.

Scrubs Camps are designed for 9th through 12th grade high school students with an interest in the healthcare field. There is no charge to attend, a complementary lunch is provided at the camp, and students will also receive a free scrub shirt. 

One of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare industry today is the critical need for healthcare providers. This is especially true for South Dakota. In the coming years, thousands of additional healthcare workers will be needed in South Dakota.  Scrubs Camps were designed to encourage students in South Dakota to consider pursuing a career in healthcare. 

The Scrubs Camps are made possible through the collaborative effort of the South Dakota Department of Education Office of Curriculum, Career and Technical Education and South Dakota Department of Health Office of Rural Health. For more information visit http://healthcareers.sd.gov/ScrubsCamp_Web_V3/index.html or contact the Department of Health at 605.773.3361.

Last Updated: 3/15/13