Our first camp is scheduled for June 6 through June 9 (days only) at the UAMS Little Rock campus. Applications will be accepted from rising 10th grade students who attend a high school in the Little Rock School District. [Rising 11th and 12th grade students in the LRSD as well as rising 10th grade students in schools in neighboring parts of Central Arkansas are encouraged to apply for any remaining unfilled slots.] There are 40 spots available for this camp.
A second camp is scheduled for June 14 through June 16 (days only) at the UAMS Northwest campus. Applications will be accepted from rising 10th grade students at any high school in the surrounding region. [Rising 11th and 12th grade students are encouraged to apply for any remaining unfilled slots.] There are 30 spots available for this camp.
Information About SONOcamp 2023
The ArkanSONO team is making plans for two free in-person STEM camps this summer in June:
SONOcamp 2023 Little Rock is a four-day camp that will be held on the UAMS Little Rock campus for 40 high school students. Primary consideration will be given to rising 10th grade students in the Little Rock School District but rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from LRSD or surrounding regions of central Arkansas are encouraged to apply.
SONOcamp 2023 Northwest is a three-day camp that will be held on the UAMS Northwest campus in Fayetteville for 30 students. Primary consideration will be given to rising 10th grade students but rising 11th and 12th grade students are encouraged to apply.
These summer day camps 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 when available, 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 2023 sounds exciting to you, then complete the online application using the link below. Completed applications are due by March 10. Students will be selected from all applications and notified of their acceptance via email to student and parent/guardian by March 20.
If you have any questions please email Dr. Kevin D. Phelan (program director) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: All participants must be able to provide proof of COVID vaccination (a current requirement of UAMS for attending this event on either campus). There are additional requirements to apply (see below).
Daily Schedule: The tentative schedule for these two camps is from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Early drop off and late pickup is available. No transportation is provided.
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).
The Application Period Has Closed
The online application process has been concluded as of the 3/10/23 deadline. Applicants will be notified soon about the status of their application. Contact Dr. Phelan if you have any additional questions.
Parent/Guardian And Student Acknowledgement
Submission of this online application to SONOcamp 2023 indicates the following:
- Parent/Guardian gives permission for their child/guardian listed above to be considered for selection to attend SONOcamp 2023 (if selected to be a participant).
- Students selected to attend camp are expected to attend daily for the duration of camp. 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 corresponding 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 that are in place while at camp. Masks will be supplied to the students and must be worn when interacting with the standardized patients. 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 this program on the UAMS campus. 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 scheduled for a Saturday (to be determined) sometime in April/May (~10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) for parents/guardians and students who are selected to attend the either the Little Rock or Northwest SONOcamp. Alternative times can be arranged in the event of conflicts.
- Parents/Guardians of students selected to attend camp will be emailed a packet that includes multiple forms that must be completed and returned including: Emergency contact form, Medical release form, Photographic release form, Camp rules and regulations form. These forms can be returned electronically. We will be surveying cap participants during the event so an ArkanSONO Research project Consent Form is required from every participant. An original signed copy of the form is required (not electronic) and should be returned by mail. 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 via ZOOM.