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Record attendance at Teen Health Camp

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Deborah Manog, (808) 398-0367
Media Design & Production, Office of Dean of Medicine
Posted: Nov 3, 2017

A UH medical student leads teens in stitching up a wound at JABSOM's Teen Health Camp 2017.
A UH medical student leads teens in stitching up a wound at JABSOM's Teen Health Camp 2017.

The John A. Burns School of Medicine was bustling with middle and high school students thirsty for knowledge and hands-on learning at Teen Health Camp on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Although the one-day event occurs across several islands, this was Oʻahu’s third camp and the largest since its inception in 2010.

Thirty-five UH medical student volunteers led the interactive workshops. This year’s response to the event was so overwhelming that a seventh workshop was created. “In the Doctor’s Office,” introduced students to common tools used for diagnosis including an otoscope, ophthalmoscope and a reflex hammer.

Teen Health Camp medical student coordinator Erika Noel advocates for the program, which has become a passion for her. “It’s targeted to underprivileged, underserved communities to expose them to health care,” said the third-year medical student. “It’s great for us to be able to touch the lives of over 200 children in one day and this is what makes me love to do this year by year.”

Upcoming Teen Health Camps:

January 20, 2018 on Maui

February 10, 2018 on Hawaiʻi Island

February 17, 2018 on Molokaʻi (for the first time)

Fall 2018 on Oʻahu (exact date TBD).

If you are interested in participating in Teen Health Camp, contact Priscilla Mapelli at (808) 692-1065.

For more information, visit: http://jabsom.hawaii.edu/news-media/uh-med-now/