Date: August 2-6, 2021

Time: LIVE 11 a.m.–Noon CST daily

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About the camp

University of Iowa Health Care STEM Education is hosting a week-long Prepare to Care Virtual STEM Camp. Students will explore various career programs that are offered at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine including the doctor of medicine, physician assistant, doctor of philosophy, radiation sciences, and physical therapy programs. Students will follow along with activities at home, watch demonstrations, and engage with program faculty, trainees, and health care professionals. This program is targeted toward rising 6-9th grade students, but anyone is welcome to participate.

There will be a live interactive session every day from 11 a.m.–Noon CST held via Zoom meetings/webinars. Each day will also be accompanied by optional activity sheets and videos to supplement and reinforce the content students will learn that day. All participants will receive a Camp Kit in advance of the program with materials to follow along with the activities at home.

Students will also have the chance to earn STEM SWAG with their participation. Each day, there will be a short evaluation that students can complete. Every day that students submit their evaluation, they will earn an extra entry into a chance drawing for a mega STEM SWAG bag (i.e. student completes 1 quiz, they will earn 1 entry; student completes 5 quizzes, they will earn 5 entries; etc.).

There are no costs or fees to register or participate in the Prepare to Care Virtual STEM Summer Camp.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, Outreach and Engagement in advance at 1-319-335-8886 or email

This program is open to everyone. The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 1-319-335-0705.