Medical Science Educator

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 67–69 | Cite as

Perception of Clinical Learning at a Medical Camp

  • Cara J HabermanEmail author
  • Lauren Hancock
Short Communication


Children with complex medical needs account for a high percentage of healthcare utilization and it is crucial that healthcare trainees get adequate exposure to this population. Camps dedicated to serving children with medical conditions often accept medical trainees from various disciplines, but little is known about how these camps compare to more traditional clinical experiences. We surveyed 37 learners from various healthcare disciplines at one medical camp. Participants reported that learning conditions at the camp were similar or superior to their other clinical experiences in all aspects questioned, suggesting medical camp is perceived as a positive non-traditional clinical learning environment.


Pediatrics Healthcare education Medical camp Disabilities 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wake Forest School of MedicineWinston SalemUSA
  2. 2.Children’s National Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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