Bio Medicine

If you are interested in a career in medicine, but are not quite sure exactly what you would like to do, this is the module for you!

We will explore most areas of the hospital as we do many hands on activities.  We will start with the Fire Department where we will learn about getting a victim to the hospital.  Then we will meet our "victim" in the Emergency Department where we will participate in doing an assessment on them and learn how to intubate and do splinting.  We will explore the many areas that take part in helping a patient get better.  In the lab you will type your own blood, in radiology we will see the wonders of the MRI, and ultrasound a pregnant lady and your own heart.  We will meet with pharmacists and mix IV fluids and start an IV on the teaching arms. We will go to the cardiac cath lab and see how they do the catheterizations.  We will go to the NICU and see newborns.  We will go to the operating room and learn skills like suturing, dissection, and robotic surgery.

We will also go to the UAF labs and meet with the UAF veterinarians and do some exams on the reindeer at the reindeer farm.  Students will also spend a day earning their CPR and First Aid cards.  We will also take a look at one of the local medevac planes and learn about transport nursing.

This is a very busy two weeks with little down time and LOTS of hands on learning!  Preference is given to high school seniors and juniors who are mature and truly interested in medicine.

Fire Department Demo

Instructor: Lori Gibertoni

I was asked by the FMH CEO to design a camp for students that would showcase all the many aspects of health care back in 2004 and have been leading this module ever since.  
I worked as a RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at FMH for 35 years, and for the last 2 years have been a Simulation Specialist in our new Simulation Department, teaching throughout the hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic, and Denali Center. I have taught Neonatal Resuscitation for 30 years, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support for about 20 years. I was also a girl scout leader for 13 years, working with all ages from 5-18.
I have loved working in health care all these years and enjoy sharing my passion for this rewarding career field! :-)


Instructor: Aline Collin
Aline Collin

I am a graduate student of biochemistry at UAF. My interests are in nutrition and metabolism, I study Alaskan berries and type 2 diabetes. I teach chemistry and biochemistry laboratories at UAF and I am excited to introduce more students to lab research.