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JPS JROTC Cadets Attend Institute of Health Careers Camp at William Carey University

125Forty-one JPS JROTC cadets from all seven high schools attended William Carey University’s Institute of Health Careers Camp from June 5 – 9 on the campus of William Carey University. The cadets received a world-class introduction, demonstrations, practical exercises, and simulations in over 20 concentrations and specialized fields within the medical industry.

This program, which is a partnership between William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, United States Army Cadet Command, and Jackson Public Schools’ Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, allows JPS JROTC cadets the opportunity to explore a wide range of careers within the medical profession. During the camp, cadets interacted with healthcare professionals, received hands-on experience, and observed medical demonstrations through activities at William Carey University and Forrest General Hospital. Cadets also participated in several team-building and self-improvement activities.

Highlights of this year’s camp include a comprehensive tour of Forrest General Hospital, a motivational speech from world-renowned speaker Dwight Owens, and a practical exercise in human anatomy using human cadavers. Many of the cadets walked away from this camp either newly inspired or more energized and determined to further explore their individual paths into the medical industry and other health careers.

JPS JROTC is already looking forward to taking another group of future healthcare professionals to next year’s camp.