If you’re trying to answer that all-important question, “Do I want to be a doctor?” the Rural Medical Scholars program at Mississippi State University may help you chart your future path.
Here are a few benefits:
- Take real college courses and gain college credits you can use later.
- Make life-long friends with the same interests and goals.
- Receive free tuition, housing, and textbooks.
- Become certified as a Jr Master Wellness Volunteer.
- Participate in practical based learning activities relevant to the life of a physician.
- Experience a summer “vacation” you’ll never forget.
As a Rural Medical Scholar, you will be part of a 5-week summer program at Mississippi State University. You will take two –pre-med courses (Biology and Sociology), spend several afternoons a week “shadowing” a physician in a clinical setting, visit the University of Mississippi Medical school, and participate in events geared to the interests of young, aspiring physicians like yourself. Practical lab-based learning activities will be integrated throughout the program to enhance knowledge and skill. To help launch your college career, a communication, teambuilding/critical thinking skills workshop along with a study skills workshop will kick off the program.
“Sounds good, but you might be thinking…”I was planning to work this summer.” Consider this: Except for a nominal $100 registration fee (due after official acceptance), Scholars receive tuition, housing, and textbooks during the program! The value is over $3400! Plus, you get a head start on college and 7 hours of college credit behind you. You will be responsible for food expenses. Food will be supplied during the first 3 days of orientation.
The program will run from May 28 through June 29, 2017. As a Scholar, you will be required to stay on campus throughout each week. You will return home on the weekends, leaving on Friday afternoon and returning on Sunday evening.
Rural Medical Scholars Program: Filling the Gap for Healthcare and Public Health Leaders in Mississippi (PDF)
American Public Health Conference, Atlanta GA.
November 6-8, 2017
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By Michaela Parker
MSU Extension Service
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