Rural Medical & Science Scholars Flyer - High School Poster
High School Juniors!
Get a jump-start on college and explore a career in health or science!
Rural Medical & Science Scholars
High School Juniors, get a jump-start on college and explore a career in health or science!
For 4 weeks this summer, you can—
- shadow physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals.
- make new friends with similar interests and goals.
- visit the medical school at University of Mississippi Medical Center to talk with faculty and students.
- take two college-level courses (Introduction to Health Professions and Applied Public Health Sciences).
- earn certification as a Junior Master Wellness Volunteer.
- participate in practical learning activities, including Biosecurity in the Age of Avian Influenza, Forensic Entomology, Injury and Illness (I²) Simulation, Medicinal Aspects of Botanical Plants, Scholars in the Kitchen, and Suturing Techniques and One Health.
- live on campus at Mississippi State University and get a taste of college life.
To qualify, you must—
- be currently completing your junior year in high school.
- have achieved a minimum composite ACT score of 22.
- have high school grades that complement your ACT score.
- want to learn about a career in health or science.
- be a resident of Mississippi.
How much does it cost? $2,400
- The program fee includes tuition, housing, textbooks, and an application fee.
- Food costs and weekend travel expenses are variable and not included in the program fee.
- Additional cost information is available online at http://extension.msstate.edu/rms.
An individual’s financial situation should not be a deterrent to applying to and successfully completing the program; limited scholarships are available.
Are you ready to apply? Here’s how!
- Complete the student portion of the application.
- Find it at http://extension.msstate.edu/RMS.
- Ask one of your teachers to write a recommendation letter.
- Ask your teacher to forward the application and recommendation to your guidance counselor.
- Your counselor will need to attach your ACT scores and an official transcript and mail the completed application packet postmarked no later than March 25, 2019.
“Those who can should. RMS showed me that I CAN.”— Sonya Shipley, M.D., Family Medicine, RMS Class of 1999
We gratefully acknowledge the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care for their support of this program.
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