Mentoring in Medicine Virtual Summer Camp
Monday, July 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Mentoring in Medicine
Virtual Summer Camp
From the comfort of your home, you can view a “live” video webcast to learn advanced biology, research methods and serve as a community health ambassador. The dates are July 9th to July 20th, Monday through Friday, from 2-5pm EST.
This program is FREE! You only need a computer with an internet connection and the desire to succeed.
Background: Obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes have reached epidemic levels in urban communities. Exercise and healthy eating are proven methods to reduce the potential for long-term chronic illness. Students will learn advanced biological concepts that relate to the cardiovascular system, risk factors for heart disease and sociological issues that impact community health.
On the final day, students will deliver poster board presentations on what they learned. The program is designed to improve their critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills.
The sessions will be broadcast over the Internet to allow others to attend via the virtual classroom.
During the summer, students will learn how to:
- Understand advanced biological concepts that relate to the cardiovascular system
- Take vitals - blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index
- Research existing medical literature
- Apply statistical analysis to data
- Create and present a scientific poster board based on their findings
We begin on Monday, July 9th at 2pm EST. You can watch the broadcast at www.MedicalMentor.org
What type of computer do I need to watch the video stream? Any Windows or Mac computer with at least 2GB of RAM is fine. You can test your browser by viewing any of the live video stream at www.livestream.com
Is there a cost for this program? There is no registration fee. As a small non-profit we gladly accept any donations.
Can I watch a past recording? Yes. We understand that given your summer schedule you may not be able to attend all of the sessions. A recording will be made available with the homework assignment.
What programs will you be using? You will need access to the Microsoft Office suite with Word, Excel and PowerPoint or the similar applications that come with Google Docs.
What will I learn? The cardiovascular system will be the focus of this 2-week camp with presentations on anatomy, physiology, disease, prevention and treatment. Study skills, careers in medicine and tips for staying motivated will also be covered. By the end if the camp, you will have to present a final project on what you learned.
Can several students watch the program on a big screen? Do we all need to have computers? A few locations will be broadcasting the program to a classroom of students. It's not critical that each person have access to a computer during the broadcast. We assume that you will have access to a computer at home or later in the day in order to complete the exercises and homework assignments.
What will a typical 3-hour session look like? There will be two 45-minute lectures divided by interactive games, journaling and motivational videos.
Will there be homework? Will you give out grades? We know this is the summer but YES there will be homework. Homework is the best way to reinforce recently learned information. You can receive a "B" just for showing up each day and creating a blog post. Completion of more advanced assignments will earn you an “A” or an “A+”
What is the final project? The best way to show your understanding of something is to teach it. Your final project consists of 3-minute video showcasing something you learned during the camp. The video could be a skit, poem, rap or simply your voice over a slide presentation. We will teach you the technology to make the video feasible.
How can we work with you after the program is done? Mentoring in Medicine is expanding nationally to a city near you. We have seminars, conferences, after-school programs, clinical shadowing and other initiatives that local health professionals are helping us to deliver. Stay tuned for more information sent to your email. Hey, maybe you can help to bring a MIM project to your city.
Can middle-school students participate? The program was designed for high school and college students. But advanced 7th and 8th graders are welcome to join.
Can we invite our friends? Yes, we are still accepting registrations.
Will I be able to find a mentor? You will be hearing from a number of health care professionals. They will also be judging the final projects. As a part of the MIM family you will have access to adults who are passionate about your success in the medical field.
Do I need a password to view the live webcast? No, just go to www.medicalmentor.org at 2pm EST each day and view the show.
What’s the best way to contact you if we have any questions? Send an email to MiMwebtv@gmail and receive a response in 24 hours or maybe 26 hours. (LOL)
Where will the program be held? We are conducting a live stream of the event from a high school in Harlem, New York. Approximately 20 students will be in the classroom. We may invite a few more students but for now you can sit back and watch the program online.
What happens if the online video feed stops? With the latest video streaming technology things may go wrong. In case of a video failure, the plan is to switch to a conference call phone line. The phone number and other information will be provided at that time.
Can I miss several days and still receive an A+? YES. Each show is recorded and you have ample time to catch up.
How will I submit my homework? You will learn how to create a personal WordPress.com blog and post your homework as an article.
What programs will we be learning? You can get started by learning how to upload videos on YouTube.com, create an animation on GoAnimate.com or other websites located at http://www.youtube.com/create and build a blog with http://learn.wordpress.com/
How will I submit my final presentation? Your blog will be the place to upload your homework daily and final presentation which may be a video or paper.
What other ways can I connect with Mentoring in Medicine? You should also join our private social media website at http://medicalmentor.ning.com/ It’s a great way to meet fellow students and health care professionals.
When will you send the final grades? With 700 students and counting, we will have the certificates of completion and grades sent out by September 1st.
Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.
Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. (MIM) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students underrepresented in medicine to achieve their dream of becoming a health care professional. MIM provides academic enrichment, leadership development, psychosocial support and mentoring. Join us today at www.medicalmentor.org Sign up for our social networking site at www.medicalmentor.ning.com