Medical Career & Science Institute 2014:



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.

What's New For 2014?

Starting this year, the Medical Career and Science Institute will offer an Advanced Camp II. The camp will be college focused, with tours at local colleges and universities, as well as the opportunity to learn about different health related programs available at each educational intitution. MCSI’s Advanced Camp II is the last camp of the series and is intended to provide students the valuable information for acheiving their future career in the healthcare field.

Would you like to be a part?

This year MCSI will host 3 camps. A Beginner's Camp for first time students (June 16th - 20th), Advanced Camp I for students who attended the Beginner Camp in 2013 (June 23rd - 27th), and for 2014, MCSI will be offering Advanced Camp II for students who completed the first Advanced camp in 2013 (June 9th - 13th). Interested students must complete all required paperwork before April 25th 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.


Donor opportunities are currently available for 2015. Contact Chris Turley today!

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Become a Sponsor or Donor

If you would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor of an upcoming Medical Career and Institute Camp, please review the Sponsorship Prososal.

To become a sponsor or donor to one of the camps, please complete the 2014 Donor Form or contact Chris Turley today!