About 20 kids are getting their first taste of the world of medicine. They could be the doctors and scientists of the future. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is hosting a medical research camp for kids this week. wdbj7 Mornin's Alison Parker is live at the institute now with what it's like for children to participate. These kids are incredibly bright. At just middle-school aged, they're already thinking about finding the cure for cancer. And it might just be Samuel Caylor who makes that discovery. Many 12 year-olds like video games, and sports. Samuel Caylor wants to be even more well-rounded. When you go to college, they like to see if you have any extracurricular activities and stuff like that, and so, i figured this would be a good chance to get into it. (8) This week, he's getting into Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute's medical research camp. I'm into the brain, and i like how it works. (2) a taste of what the doctors do, like magnetic resonance imaging. The mri was pretty cool. i mean, it's a giant magnet, it's a giant magnet that's really cool. (7) It's like woah, i don't want to touch that. And then it's like, i want to touch that, like i want to know how it works. (8) Campers will get a hands-on experience with leading research experts throughout the week. Hopefully I'll get to learn about certain medicines, and viruses, and how to handle them. (8) And other serious conditions. Cancer, it's a really big problem, and it would be awesome if we could find a cure for it. And autism, i don't really know a lot about it. i just know the name, and i heard that is starting to grow. (16) Samuel's prognosis -- success in the medical field. The things that Samuel is learning through this camp are way above his seventh-grade level. He says he's glad that once he encounters some of these subjects in the classroom, he'll have a leg up compared to his classmates.