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MD Camp 2019


Description and Mission


MD Camp VideoMD Camp, sponsored by the Area Health Education Center  is an intensive, three-week summer day camp for 2019 providing participants an experience in the rigors of medical school. It is open to rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in the health professions, including biomedical research. We typically accept students who are considered traditionally underrepresented in medicine, and traditionally underserved which can include women and individuals from socio-economic and / or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Ultimately, MD Camp aims at increasing the number of physicians who are underrepresented in medicine and who elect to practice in underserved areas. Toward this end, the camp strives to inspire students to pursue a career in medicine by challenging them intellectually, facilitating their academic and social development, and increasing their awareness of the special needs of underserved populations.

For an online presentation about our camp, click here
For the MD Camp Brochure click MD Camp Brochure_2018.pdfMD Camp Brochure_2018.pdf

The MD Camp 2019 online application can be accessed through this link MD Camp 2019 Application

Please note: You will not be able to save your work. Please make sure you have time to complete the entire application at one sitting or you will have to begin again.

 The application Essay questions are below: Please work on your essay questions prior to beginning your online application to have them ready when you decide to apply.

1. Please compose an essay on the following topic: "Why I want to attend MD Camp." In your essay, please be sure to include what you hope to learn and experience during MD Camp. (500-word maximum) 

 2. The role of a doctor is to help others in the community. Describe a meaningful experience (extracurricular activity, community service experience, or other) in which you helped others in your community. How was this experience meaningful or important to you? (250-word maximum) 


3.  Describe the greatest challenge you have faced and how you worked to overcome that challenge. (250-word maximum) 


4. If you are not chosen for MD Camp, how will you continue to work towards your goals? (100-word maximum)


5. If there is anything else you would like us to know regarding your application, please use this space to share that with us (Optional)

The application DEADLINE is Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Supplemental materials such as your high school transcript and letters of recommendation may be mailed to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. They should be postmarked by 14 March, 2019.

 Place: OSU College of Medicine, 370 West Ninth Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
Dates: Monday, 10 June, 2019 - Friday, 28 June, 2019
Time: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $700.00
Scholarships are available based on need and academic merit.


Thank you for your interest in MD Camp.   ​​​​​​