Media advisory

OU+REACH Discovery Series
Jun 20, 2017

What: OU+REACH Discovery Series

Hands-on camp for central Ohio high schoolers interested in health care careers

When: June 20-22, 2017 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Where: Ohio University, Dublin

6775 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016

Approximately 50 students from eight central Ohio school districts will explore health care careers during the OU+REACH Discovery Series at Ohio University’s Dublin location, conducted by OHIO’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and its College of Health Sciences and Professions, and sponsored by OhioHealth and LabCorp. The program begins with a three-day camp filled with interactive learning activities June 20-22, followed by quarterly enrichment activities during the upcoming school year.

Throughout the summer camp, high schoolers will work alongside medical students from the Heritage College and physician assistant students from the College of Health Sciences and Professions as they participate in interactive demonstrations of human anatomy and physiology, practice hands-on clinical skills and techniques, and work with simulated patients.

Medical content experts from a range of disciplines at OhioHealth also will actively engage with students through a number of scheduled activities. The Heritage College and OhioHealth have long been partners in training medical students and residents. In 2012, the two institutions announced an expansion of their relationship, when OhioHealth was named preeminent education partner for the Heritage College, Dublin, which opened in 2014. OhioHealth has also been a strong partner of the College of Health Sciences and Professions, helping to establish critical clinical placements for CHSP’s Dublin-based physician assistant, athletic training and dietetics students.

OU+REACH places a strong emphasis on the team-based nature of modern medicine, as well as the growing need for qualified men and women to fill many different health care roles, to build the pipeline of future health professionals in the region. Students who have taken part in OU+REACH in the past two years have given it enthusiastic reviews, with many saying the experience helped affirm and strengthen their intention to enter health care professions.

On Thursday, June 22, between 1-3 p.m., students will learn about emergency response medicine through simulations of treatment for cardiac arrest, fractures and head injuries. During this session, representatives from OhioHealth EMS/Ambulance, MedFlight and Washington Township Fire Department will be on site, making this session perhaps the most visual environment for stories. Media are invited to attend this session or any others during the three-day camp. A complete schedule is available upon request.

If you are interested in attending this event or have questions, please contact:

Jim Phillips, Communications Specialist

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine                               

740-593-2202 (office); 740-517-1022 (cell)                            

phillij2@ohio.edu