What is YSEP?
Youth Science Enrichment Program “YSEP" is an outreach program designed to provide fourth and fifth grade students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty and health professionals. YSEP is sponsored by the UNC-CH Chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Who are YSEP students?
Elementary school students from across the Triangle and central NC area who are motivated and interested in medicine, allied health careers or science. YSEP is designed for members of minority ethnic groups, although others are welcome to apply.
What exactly happens at YSEP?
Students meet at Bondurant Hall located on the campus of UNC School of Medicine for seven Saturdays, January 26-March 9 from 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM. For the first 5 weeks there is about an hour of fun, interactive teaching of human body organ systems and diseases, gross anatomy labs (have you ever held a real human heart in your hands?!) and a discussion on the topic of the day. The last two weeks of the program are dedicated to health care discussions and student presentations*.
The academic coursework for YSEP 2012 includes the following topics:
The Cardiovascular System
The Respiratory System
The Musculoskeletal System
The Nervous System
The Gastrointestinal System
Public Health Care Issues/ Health Fair
Final Presentations and Banquet
*Parents/guardians are invited to watch students give a final presentation on a health topic they have learned about. Following presentations, there will be a special recognition luncheon for students and parents/guardians to close the program. All students will receive merit awards for successful completion of the program.
Schedule: 9:45am – 2:00pm each Saturday from January 26 to March 9
(Student Check-In begins promptly at 9:45am)
Location: Bondurant Hall on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill (on Columbia St)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch provided
Transportation: Parents/Guardians responsibility
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ryan Johnson or Jamie-lee Beckford.
Ryan Johnson, YSEP Co-Coordinator
Jamie-lee Beckford, YSEP Co-Coordinator
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