Rural Medical Scholars

The Rural Medical Scholars program is seeking academically talented rising seniors in high school who are interested in pursuing a career as a primary care physician. This program can help you answer that all-important question, "Do I want to be a physician?" For five weeks during first term summer school, May 28-June 29, scholars will take two, college level pre-med courses, (biology and sociology), visit the UMMC Medical School where they engage in hands-on activities and talk to faculty and students, experience the day-to-day practice of medicine by shadowing doctors as they work, make new friends with similar interests and goals, participate in practical learning activities promoting teamwork and critical thinking, engage in a communications and study skills workshop, experience other hands on learning activities relevant to the life of an aspiring physician, earn certification as a Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, and live on campus at Mississippi State University and get a taste of college life. There is a $100 registration fee, once accepted into the program. Tuition, books and room are provided for free---$3400 plus value. The deadline for application is March 20. Please apply online at www.extension.msstate.edu/rms

 
 

Who is eligible: Rising High School Seniors

Special Restrictions: 

Currently completing your junior year of high school.

Minimum composite score of 24 on ACT.

High school grades in line with your ACT scores.

Desire to learn about a career in family medicine.

Mississippi resident.

Type: Overnight Camp

Sponsoring Unit: 

Primary support from Mississippi State University Extension Service and partial support from the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Mississippi State Department Health

Other Information: 

All applications must be submitted on or before March 20, 2017. We have a limited number of slots for the program. Accepted applicants will be notified by the first week in April. Our website contains a link to "frequently asked questions" which you may find helpful.

Cost: $100 registration fee, once accepted into the program Food cost incurred during the semester (some meals are provided) Transportation costs (students go home on weekends)

Contact: 

Ann Sansing, MS, MRHF
Extension Instructor/ Rural Medical Scholars Program Director
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
Mississippi State University Extension Service
asansing@ext.msstate.edu
662-325-4043
twitter: @asansing23
extension.msstate.edu
fsnhp.msstate.edu

For More Information: 

Please check out our website at www.extension.msstate.edu/rms