Teaching Kids About Telemedicine

Last week, gpTRAC partnered with the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences to lead an informational training on telemedicine for middle school students interested in the health sciences. The training was part of a 3 day camp called “R-COOL Scrubs Academy,” where students from across North Dakota gather to participate in hands-on activities and engage in experiential learning with health professionals.  

This year, telemedicine was the theme for the Scrubs Academy Health IT session.  During each one hour session, students connected to gpTRAC via videoconferencing for an interactive lecture on telemedicine including a mock telemedicine consultation, trivia, and a design competition where students applied their new knowledge to innovating telemedicine and mhealth technologies. 

Here is a short video shot by the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, who stopped by to capture some of the fun: 

gpTRAC offers similar trainings for a variety of programs and organizations. If you are interested in more information, contact us here or call us at 888-239-7092.

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