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Program Overview

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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?

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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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Publications

Publication Number: M1917
Publication Number: P2298
Publication Number: M0980

News

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Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, AIM for CHangE, Rural Health June 21, 2021

Citizens in northern Sunflower County can use a new ride-sharing service to maintain an independent and healthy lifestyle. The service, called Healthy Destination Access, kicked off June 15 with ribbon cuttings in Rome and Drew.

Flood waters surround a home in the south Delta.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Health, The PROMISE Initiative, Rural Health June 7, 2021

To some people, farming is an idyllic way of life, but producers face some unique stressors that can impact their well-being. In fact, a national poll by the American Farm Bureau Federation in 2019 confirmed that about two in five farmers and farm workers reported experiencing increased stress levels and more mental health challenges since 2014.

Filed Under: Family, Healthy Homes Initiative, Food and Health, Health, Rural Health December 4, 2020

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist has been elected to the National Board of Public Health Examiners board of directors.

Filed Under: The PROMISE Initiative, Rural Health September 29, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Protecting providers of the world’s food includes looking out for their mental well-being.

To address this, the Mississippi State University Extension Service has certified over 20 personnel to facilitate a skills-based, online training program: Adult Mental Health First Aid. This curriculum teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health disorders and crises in their communities.

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Filed Under: Extension Program Priorities, City and County Government, SNAP-Ed, Rural Health February 19, 2020

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.

Watch

Wynton Sims RMS Alum Testimony
Extension Stories

Wynton Sims RMS Alum Testimony

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Meri Hollis West RMS Alum Testimony
Extension Stories

Meri Hollis West RMS Alum Testimony

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Catherine Feng RMS Alum Testimony
Extension Stories

Catherine Feng RMS Alum Testimony

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Emily Davis RMS Alum Testimony
Extension Stories

Emily Davis RMS Alum Testimony

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:45pm

Listen

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 7:00am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00am
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:00am

Contact Your County Office

Contacts

Portrait of Ms. Jasmine Raniece Harris-Speight
Extension Associate II

Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Ms. Ann Sansing
Extension Instructor
Rural Medical Scholars Program Director/Community Health Coordinator