Rural Medical & Science Scholars
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”
Do you know a high school student interested in working in the medical field or a related science career one day?
The Rural Medical and Science Scholars program could be for them.
(Photo by Kevin Hudson)
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