Faculty and Student Development
2014 MedCaT Academy
During the week of July 20th,
2014, the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity hosted the Medical Careers and
Technology (MedCaT) Academy summer program.
The camp welcomed twenty-three high-school students and four teachers to the
Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center campuses!
Throughout their weeklong visitation to the area, these health occupation
students were introduced to a plethora of health care opportunities and
careers. These introductions came through workshops hosted by Medical
Center and University faculty
and staff as well as visits to the Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, Comprehensive
Cancer Center and even the Center for Applied Learning, just to name a few.
The students are from 6 high schools in the far western part of NC, and the program gave them the
opportunity to see how they can impact their communities through
healthcare. The students’ interests varied from becoming physician’s
assistants to trauma nurses and even to pathologists, and while these interests
where wide-ranging, each student left with a better sense of how they could fit
into the medical field. Without a doubt our 2014 MedCaT Academy Summer
program was one for the books and we look forward to hosting even more students
in the future!