Information About SONOcamp 2022
The ArkanSONO team is making plans for a FREE in-person SONOcamp 2022 to be held on the UAMS campus for 60 high school students. You must be a current 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student in Little Rock or surrounding areas to apply.
This week long, summer day camp will provide students with an opportunity to work in small and large groups on various guided activities. Examples of the types of activities include: demonstrations of anatomy of major organ systems in the body (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems) using virtual anatomy dissector software and real human cadaveric specimens, ultrasound imaging of live standardized patients, analysis of 3D reconstructions of Computerized Tomography data, recording of EEG and EKG activity, and using medical simulation equipment. Students will work in small groups with standardized patients to collect data related to heart rate, blood pressure, pulse oximeter measurements, infrared imaging, and learn how to assess reflexes and cranial nerve function. Each small group will be assigned a faculty and student mentor (e.g., current medical student at UAMS).
Note: In the event of the cancellation of this in person event, the ArkanSONO team will provide an abbreviated virtual camp on ZOOM.
If SONOcamp 2022 sounds exciting to you, then complete the online application using the link below. Applications are due by March 30. Students will be selected from all applications and notified of their acceptance via email to student and parent/guardian by April 4.
If you have any questions please email Dr. Kevin D. Phelan (program director) at firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Parent/Guardian And Student Acknowledgement
Submission of this online application indicates the following:
- Parent/Guardian gives permission for their child/guardian listed above to be considered for selection to attend SONOcamp 2022 (if selected to be a participant – 60 student limit).
- Students selected to attend camp are expected to attend daily for the entire week (June 13-17, 2022). Camp typically runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff are available prior to and after camp for early drop off and late pickup.
- Daily transportation to and from the UAMS campus for SONOcamp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Lunch will be provided at UAMS to all students during camp (if event is in person).
- Students will need to abide by all UAMS COVID-19 restrictions while at camp. Masks will be supplied to the students and must be worn at all times. Social distancing will be strictly adhered to during lunch when masks are taken off to eat.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate in any summer program at UAMS. This is either a two dose series of a two-dose series of vaccine or a one dose of the J&J vaccine.
- There will be a required virtual orientation on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for parents/guardians and students who are selected to attend the camp. Alternative times can be arranged in the event of conflicts.
- Parents/Guardians of students selected to attend camp will be mailed a packet that includes multiple forms that must be completed and returned (postage paid) including: Emergency contact form, Medical release form, Photographic release form, Camp rules and regulations form, and ArkanSONO Research project Consent Form. Proof of student medical health coverage and COVID-19 vaccination is required of all camp attendees.
- In the event of the cancellation of this in-person event, the ArkanSONO team will provide an abbreviated virtual camp on ZOOM.