The Rural Medical & Science Scholars program can help you answer that all-important question: Do I want to a career in medicine or is another career path my calling?
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.
- Participate in practical learning workshops relevant to the life of a health or science-based career.
- Take a virtual tour or onsite tour (pending public health guidelines) per UMMC School of Medicine and visit with Dean of Admissions, physicians in practice and students still in medical school.
- Experience college in an online and hybrid environment with mentors that will help you navigate the online learning experience and build relationships with your fellow scholars.
- Become certified as a Jr Master Wellness Volunteer.
- Attend classes online and live on campus for a week at Mississippi State University and get a taste of college life.
As a Rural Medical & Science Scholar, you will be part of a 4-week summer online/hybrid program at Mississippi State University. You will take two college-level courses (Introduction to Health Professions and Applied Public Health Sciences), spend several afternoons a week participating in virtual “shadowing” and participate in practical learning workshops geared to the interests of young, aspiring healthcare professionals, scientists, and engineers. Practical online lab-based learning activities will be integrated throughout the program to enhance knowledge and skill. Workshops pertaining to communication, teambuilding/critical thinking and study skills will help launch your college career.
“Sounds good, but you might be thinking…” I was planning to work this summer.” Consider this: You can work or participate in other extracurricular events the second half of the summer, so why not attend the RMS Scholars program and get a jumpstart on college credits for a reduced price including experiential learning activities. Your cost includes a reduction in tuition, textbooks, application fee, and one-week dorm cost for only $2400. So, what have you got to lose? You gain 6 college credits and meet life-long friends in a three-week virtual plus one week face-to-face learning environment that you help pioneer. Program dates are June 1 through June 28, 2021.
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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