Marshall accepting applications for new medical school initiative

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —Marshall University has created a new initiative to enable undergraduate students of color to explore and experience the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Applications for  PROJECT  P.R.E. M.E.D. ( P roviding R eal World E xperiences for future M arshall E ducated D octors)  will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 9.

“Through this program, we’ll be giving students an in-depth understanding of the processes and preparation for applying to and attending medical school,” said Dr. Shari Clarke, Vice President for Multicultural Affairs at Marshall.

The program centers around a visit to the School of Medicine beginning Thursday, Oct. 13, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 15. Students selected for the program will attend medical school classes, meet faculty and students participating in medical research, receive specific information on medical school preparation including the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and tour the School of Medicine facilities. Each student also will be linked with a medical school mentor.

Clarke said there will be no charge for the program for the selected applicants. On-campus lodging and meals will be provided as part of the program, and assistance with transportation costs may be available.

Requirements for applicants include a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and college sophomore, junior or senior status. Application materials, which will be evaluated competitively, must include the PROJECT  P.R.E.  M.E.D. application form and resume, a written summary of the student’s interest in the program and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or university administrator.

Application forms are available online at www.marshall.edu/mcip .

Questions about the program may be directed to Clarke by phone at 304-696-4676 or by e-mail at clarkes@marshall.edu .

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