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Electives - Pediatrics
Camp Holiday Trails
Elective Number: 2416 (Lottery)
Rotation Supervisors: Tina LaRoche & lead attending physicians
Coordinator: Tina LaRoche, (434) 977-3781, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation should be given to: Medical Director
Duration: Maximum 2 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks (for Elective credit)
Available: 4B, 5A & 5B
Report to: Camp Attending Physician
Time to Report: 10:30am on each session's opening day
Place to Report: Camp Holiday Trails - MedKorner
Typical Day: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm or 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm as determined during orientation (some split schedules)
Attendance: A student may not take time off during this rotation.
Number of students per rotation: 8
Course Description: Camp Holiday Trails is a beautiful year-round camp
located ten minutes from the University of Virginia Medical Center, just past
the Ragged Mountain hiking area. This elective allows medical students to participate
as part of the MedKorner medical staff serving CHT’s summertime overnight
camp sessions. These one and two-week camps are offered to campers ages 7-17
who have chronic medical conditions that would otherwise preclude them from
camping experience. With a capacity of sixty campers per session,
Camp Holiday Trails serves campers with diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral
palsy, HIV infection, hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, cardiac abnormalities, renal
disease, malignancy, organ transplants, genetic diseases and other chronic
Overnight tent camping trips and night-time Angel duty will require some overnight shifts at the camp. Medical students will work approximately 40 hours per week with a full 24 hours off at some point during each students week. Shifts are staggered with overlap during the busy times of day. MedKorner is staffed 24 hours per day by attending physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and EMTs. The medical students are an integral part of the MedKorner team, being the first to evaluate and formulate treatment plans for our campers. Medical students are also encouraged to participate in the campers’ daily activities, including swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, fishing, rock wall climbing, ropes course, etc. Meals and snacks are provided in our excellent (not kidding) Dining Hall.
Please note - the schedule is created to meet the needs of Camp and includes split shifts. The work is hard and the hours can be long, but Camp Holiday Trails is a life-changing experience for so many people who participate. Please check out our website for more information: www.campholidaytrails.org.
For addition information, contact Tina LaRoche, 434-977-3781 or 434-760-1120 (cell).
Also, check out the great videos from past Med Staff speaking about their experience at camp: http://www.campholidaytrails.org/about-us/med-korner