Rural Medical Scholars
Health Careers in Mississippi
Addressing the Need:
The Rural Medical Scholars Program is an opportunity for high school students between their junior and senior years to learn more about careers as Family Practice physicians. An intense, rigorous program, it provides significant insight into the academic requirements necessary to becoming a physician coupled with a real world look at the day-to-day practice of medicine and some of the issues relevant to the work and personal life of rural physicians.
The Scholars participate in a 5-week summer program at Mississippi State University. They take two pre-med courses (Biology and Sociology), spend a few afternoons "shadowing" a physician in a hospital or clinical setting, tour a major medical facility, and attend a lecture series relevant to the interests of an aspiring physician. To help launch their college career, a study skills workshop kicks-off the program.
Program recruitment begins early in the year. Please see additional information linked below.