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OU+Reach Program

Students work together during OU Reach

Summer Discovery Camp - June 2017

Mark your calendar! Ohio University - Dublin will be hosting its third OU+REACH health discovery program on June 20-22, 2017 on its Dublin campus. Central Ohio junior and senior high school students interested in working alongside professional students in the university's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Health Sciences and Professions, are encouraged to apply to this selective program.


Cultivating Careers in Health Care

Focused on reimagining educational approaches to careers in health care, OU+REACH focuses on fostering learning across the educational continuum, enabling career exploration and professional growth, and providing opportunities for leadership through service learning.

Are You a High School Student ... 

  • Attending a high school in Central Ohio?
  • Starting your junior or senior year in fall 2017?
  • Excited to learn about career opportunities in health care?
  • Interested in follow-up learning  activities during the 2017-18 school year?
  • With at least two years of science classes (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)?
  • Able to arrange your own transportation to the Dublin campus?

The OU+REACH Discovery Series

If you answered yes, then consider applying to participate in the OU+REACH Discovery Series, a career exploration program that begins as a three-day summer camp followed by quarterly activities held in the school year that follows.  In June 2017, Dublin kicks off the  Discovery Series  for 2017-18, inviting high schools students to the campus for three days filled with hands on interactive and experiential learning activities. During the camp, high school students will work directly with medical and physician assistant students, doctors, and other health professionals, who will guide your journey as you explore these activities: 

  • Learn about career options in healthcare
  • Observe the hallmarks of medical evaluation and diagnostic reasoning
  • Examine the interpersonal dynamics of the doctor-patient interaction
  • Participate in interactive demonstrations of human anatomy and physiology
  • Practice hands-on clinical skills and techniques
  • Explore the importance of diet, lifestyle, and exercise to wellness

Highlights of the Series

The 2017-18  Discovery Series will be held June 20-22, 2017, on the new Ohio University-Dublin campus, home to the latest learning technologies, clinical simulation center, high-tech clinical examination rooms, and anatomy laboratory.

Through the generous support of the following sponsors, the camp is free to selected participants and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Lunch will be provided at no cost and on-campus parking is free.

Ohio Health LabCorp

High school students who will be first in their immediate family to attend college are highly encouraged to apply. Program highlights of the summer camp include a series of experiential learning activities:

Patient Experience


The Patient Experience

Working through a series of hands-on exercises, you will explore the hallmarks of medical evaluation, diagnostic reasoning, and the interpersonal dynamics of the doctor-patient interactions.

Clinical Skills and Technologies


Clinical Skills and Technologies

Guided by medical students and doctors, you will be immersed in a series of clinical skill-based activities, including a hands-on introduction to laboratory medicine, assessing patient vitals, drawing artificial blood from simulated models, and understanding electrocardiograms.

Human Structure and Function


Human Structure and Function

You will participate in a series of laboratory-based activities exploring the structure and function of the human body, modern approaches to medical imaging and its correlation to clinical findings.  

Wellness and Lifestyle


Wellness and Lifestyle

You will be introduced to a variety of health professions through one-on-one interactions, collaborative learning, and discussion about career options in health care, educational preparation, and the importance of teamwork and interprofessionalism.

Registration Process

Online registration open until April 15, 2017. 
Begin Registration


To Learn More

 Timothy Cain, Ph.D

 Maureen McCann


Email: DublinOutreach@ohio.edu

If you are a rising freshman or sophomore in a Central Ohio high school, you might be interested in attending our Mini-Health Professions Academy also held on the Ohio University Dublin campus.

A group picture of last year's attending students