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Native American students take part in health camp at Gundersen

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Gundersen Health system hosted a group of high students from South Dakota as part of its second annual Native Student Health Career Camp.

Six students from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota attended the five day camp.

The high school students were able to learn everything from public health issues to how to cast an arm. 


They graduated from the camp Thursday, but the students left with more than just a better understanding of medical procedures.  "Some of the things I think that they learned the most is what's it's like to be away from home for an extended period of time. With some people they don't know and you see them change through the week and it's pretty amazing to see," said Gundersen medical student Michael Brenner.

All the students left the camp CPR certified.

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