MSU Student and RMS graduate
Photo by Laura Daniels
Growing up in Monticello, Ben Rushing said it was easy to see that the doctors in his community were some of the greatest difference-makers. By age 15, he decided he wanted to make that kind of difference, also.
After his junior year in high school, he enrolled in the Rural Medical Scholars program at Mississippi State, where he earned college credit for biology and sociology courses while shadowing area physicians to better understand the importance of rural medicine. Now, as a junior majoring in biological engineering at MSU, he serves as a biology tutor for the five-week summer camp sponsored by the MSU Extension Service.
Rural Medical Scholars program graduate
Photo by Kevin Hudson
He delayed his journey to become a doctor, but Johnny Lippincott has been intrigued by the ﬁeld since childhood.
“Growing up, I was always interested in medicine,” the Tupelo native says. “My dad was a psychiatrist so I was aware of the ﬁeld. I was a member of a club in high school that fostered students interested in careers in medicine.”
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Once every decade, Mississippians have the chance to make a difference at the local, state and national levels.
Participating in the U.S. Census has a large impact on daily life. Being underrepresented as a state leads to reduced representation in Congress and less federal funding for education, infrastructure, emergency response and wellness programs. In short, there are long-term negative effects of not participating in the census.
High school juniors interested in health care and other science-related careers can apply to participate in an exploratory, four-week summer program at Mississippi State University.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service is doing what it can to make sure everyone in the state’s agricultural community knows there is help available when the stress of life seems unrelenting.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The teen years have challenged every generation, but resources and concerned adults are available to help today’s young people avoid dangers, including suicide.
Most Mississippians think of drug addiction as an issue other people face in faraway places, but the source of this problem could be as close as the family medicine cabinet.