(Open to mature 11th and 12th grade students)

Dates: July 20-31, 2015

Cost: $700

In this module students will explore many career options in medicine, such as radiology and pharmacology, and have the chance to talk to professionals in each career field. They will have the opportunity to work in the emergency room (ER), laboratory, and the operating room (OR). Students will also type their own blood in the laboratory, ultrasound a pregnant woman, experience an MRI test in radiology, and go to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital operating room and learn to scrub, suture, and intubate. There will be a chance to explore a medivac fixed wing plane, ride an ambulance to the hospital and the opportunity for students to earn their CPR certification and Basic First Aid card.  Additionally, students will "operate" on pig eyes, hearts and lungs, and will perform a physical exam on a reindeer at the UAF Reindeer Farm. They will also participate in a necropsy of a reindeer or musk ox, as well as visit several laboratories, including the State of Alaska Virology Lab.

If you are interested in any career in the health care field, this is the module for you!

NOTE: Students should be prepared to participate on Saturday, July 25th, in addition to the regular weekdays.


Lori Gibertoni

Lori is a neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. She created the Biomedicine module for ASRA, and has instructed it for many years. Lori teaches the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) at the hospital. Additionally, she was a Girl Scout leader for 13 years.  

Rebekah Hare

I received my PhD from UAF in April 2014, where I studied the molecular mechanisms utilized in the disease process of Francisella tularensis, a highly infectious bacterial organism.  Currently I am an adjunct Professor at Ilisagvik College, and a research and teaching technician/ post doc at UAF. I am in the process of buying my first horse right now (Nova in the picture). I also love to ride motorcycles, and I skate for the Fairbanks Rollergirls Roller derby league in Fairbanks AK, where I am known as Virulence Factor.

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