Calling all college students interested in medicine. Marshall University of Huntington West Virginia has just announced Project PRE MED (Providing Real World Experience for Future Marshall Educated Doctors). Through this program African American and other minority college students are invited to Marshall University in October, for a weekend of medical school classes, interaction with actual medical students and professors, seminars and workshops on the MCAT and the medical school application process and a tour of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall. Students also receive a medical student mentor assigned to guide and support them through their undergraduate years and the medical school application process. The goal of the program is to increase the number of minority student applicants to the Medical School at Marshall University. Students accepted to the provided with free room and board and transportation assistance is also available.
Applications are being accepted through September 9th. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and must complete submit a program application. Students must also submit a resume and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or university administrator. Project Pre MED is open only to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Program information and applications can be found by clicking here. This is a great opportunity for any student considering medical school to get some hands on, first hand experience and make a great connection with a medical school seeking minority applicants. I encourage you check it out, and tell your friends and classmates about it as well.