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Thinking about a health or science career?

Moving forward, Rural Medical Scholars is expanding its name to Rural Medical & Science Scholars. The program will continue to focus on “growing local docs” but will offer additional experiences to help broaden a knowledge base in STEM careers as well as opportunities in the healthcare field. The expansion of the program’s vision will help ensure a strong and passionate workforce for the long-term goals of improving access to healthcare and improving Mississippi’s science-based economy. 

 

The Scholars participate in a 4 week summer program at Mississippi State University. They take two pre-med courses (Biology and Individual and Family Nutrition), spend a few afternoons “shadowing a physician” in a hospital or clinical setting, tour a major medical facility, and attend practical learning workshops that are relevant to a career in health or science. To help launch their career, a study skills and communication/critical thinking workshop kicks-off the program.

For a sneak preview of the exciting things to experience from the Rural Medical & Science Scholars program, check out the YouTube “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words—The RMS Class of 2017”

 

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Filed Under: Rural Health, Mississippi Well Owner Network August 25, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi homeowners with private wells have three opportunities to learn how to enhance the quality of their drinking water sources.

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will hold workshops at the Extension offices in Wayne County Sept. 26, Pearl River County Oct. 24 and Tate County Jan. 25, 2018. Each workshop begins at 6 p.m.

Filed Under: Rural Health, Water, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Rural Water Association, Water Quality June 14, 2017

GULFPORT, Miss. -- The first 40 registrants for a private well workshop next month can have their well water screened free of charge.

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will be held 6-9 p.m. July 13 at the MSU Extension office in Harrison County, located at 2315 17th Street in Gulfport.

Brittny Fairley, right, checks Dequesia Perry’s blood pressure in their health science class at the Hinds County Career and Technical Center in Raymond, Mississippi, on May 4, 2017. They are members of the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteers group in Hinds County who received training to deliver basic health information and provide supervised basic screenings. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: 4-H, Community, Leadership, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, Health, Rural Health May 9, 2017

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Rocheryl Ware sees members of her 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteer group as catalysts that can help change Mississippi's health landscape.

This high school student observes a family practice doctor at work during the 2016 Rural Medical Scholars summer program at Mississippi State University. Applications and program details for 2017 are available online at http://www.extension.msstate.edu/rms/. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)
Filed Under: Rural Health January 27, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi high school juniors considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in an intense and revealing summer program at Mississippi State University.

The five-week Rural Medical Scholars summer program at MSU will seek to identify the state's future primary care doctors and help them become members of the medical school class of 2026. Applications for the May 28 through June 29 program must be submitted by March 20.

Jhade Jordan of Durant shadows a local doctor while enrolled in the 2016 Rural Medical Scholars program. This Mississippi State University Extension Service program is designed to address the state’s shortage of doctors in rural areas. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)
Filed Under: 4-H, Rural Health July 12, 2016

By Michaela Parker
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- With only one doctor available in her hometown of Durant, Jhade Jordan understands the importance of practicing medicine in rural areas.  

Jordan is a member of the class of 2016 Rural Medical Scholars program. High school seniors from across Mississippi spent June on the Mississippi State University campus to learn more about becoming a family medicine physician. Through this program, supported by the MSU Extension Service, she learned what it means to be a doctor.

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Food, Rural Health Extension Matters: Volume 3 Number 4

For anyone relying on Pinterest, Facebook, or other online recipe sites to plan healthy meals, Marilyn Lunsford is encouraging those home cooks to look in a different, more local place.

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