Fort Morgan, CO. 07/07/17. Forty-three incoming 8th through 12th graders from around Morgan County recently participated in a week long “Body Shop” science camp hosted at Morgan Community College (MCC) and Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center.
“This is the largest class we have had for the program since I have been involved,” shared program coordinator Connie Weingarten, Director of Rehabilitation at CPMC.
Students met with local medical professionals and toured the facilities at Colorado Plains Medical Center and East Morgan County Hospital. They engaged in activities such as dissections of eyes, hearts, lungs, and kidneys, as well as created anatomy drawings and performed microscopic examinations. Participants partook in MCC’s Simulation Lab, did a personality analysis, joined in career activities, and learned how to do moulage—the art of applying mock injuries for the purpose of training emergency and other medical personnel.
With support from the Dahms-Talton Foundation, the Body Shop was offered free of charge in two sessions, beginners and advanced. Students enrolled in the advanced course were able to earn college credit through MCC.
“MCC is proud to be a partner in the Body Shop program,” shared MCC President Dr. Curt Freed. “Through the generosity and passion of many people throughout our community, these students get a top-notch experience they will remember for years to come. I am very grateful for the support from the Dahms-Talton Foundation and the dedication of the Body Shop Steering Committee.”
Special thanks goes to guest speakers Seth Wolff, CRNA; Beth Thompson, RN; David Cobb, MD; Michael Coughlin, DDS; Lee Phillips, OTR; Katie Johnson, DPT; Haley Harvey, DC; Eli Martin, ATC; Allyson Brookins, RN; and 3rd year medical student Daniel Harter from the University of Colorado.
For more information about The Body Shop program, contact Connie Weingarten at (970) 542-4366 or Connie.Weingarten@lpnt.net.