Medical Career & Science Institute 2013:

MCSI Combined

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What is MCSI?

The Medical Career and Science Institute is a one-week health careers non-residential camp hosted by the Bluegrass Healthcare Consortium that provides students an opportunity to ‘jump start their career in the health field.’ MCSI is designed for middle school students who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in a health profession. MCSI provides an opportunity to learn about the variety of careers in health professions and to learn some of the educational requirements leading to those careers.

During the week, students will become acclimated with the Spencerian College (Lexington) campus and its facilities, as well as receive instruction from college professors. Students accepted into the program will spend the week learning from college faculty along with area health professionals. Faculty and area health professionals will teach students first hand what it takes to succeed as a health professional. Students will participate in a structured educational curriculum and will have various hands-on activities and clinical observation opportunities throughout the camp. A couple of camp highlights will include; trips to the ‘Sullivan School of Pharmacy’ in Louisville and the ‘Minimally Invasive Surgery Lab/Outreach Science Center at the University of Kentucky.’

Not many middle school students get to have an experience like the Medical Career and Science Institute. The camp is a unique opportunity for students who want to learn more about pursuing a career in a health profession.

Educational Activities

The primary focus of the Medical Career and Science Institute is to expose students to health professions and to get them on track for relevant coursework as they prepare for high school. During camp, students will participate in a structured educational curriculum that includes lectures and labs in algebra, anatomy/physiology, trigonometry, and chemistry. Students will have the opportunity to interact with various area practicing healthcare professionals. During these sessions, healthcare professionals will discuss their professions and highlight educational requirements. Sessions will occur in a clinical, classroom, and lab setting. The focus of clinical activities will be to provide the student with hands-on experience, as well as observe health professionals in a clinical setting.

Would you like to be a part?

This year MCSI will host 2 camps. One for beginning students from June 10th - 14th and an advanced camp for returning students from June 17th - 21st. Interested students must complete all required paperwork before April 26th in order to qualify. The application and camp brochure is available for download below. Full instructions on the application process is available on the MCSI Application (below) please read and complete each step carefully. If you are a returning student interested in the advanced camp the submission of the application (below) is all that is required.


Platnum Sponsors
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Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
  • Baptist Health Richmond 
  • Kentucky Hospital Association 
  • Validex
Additional Donors
  • Ad-Venture Promotions
  • Grogan’s Healthcare Supply 
  • Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital
  • Morrison HealthCare Food Services
  • Raising Canes
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli

News about MCSI

Read a great article in the Lexington Herald about the MCSI camp!

Become a Sponsor or Donor

If you would like to become a sponsor at an upcoming Medical Career and Institute Camp please complete this donation form.

Interested in becoming a platinum sponsor at with the 2014 MCSI Camp? Contact Chris Turley today!