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School of Medicine welcomes twenty-five students for Project P.R.E.M.E.D.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Twenty-five college students from colleges and universities around the nation are at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine this week for Project P.R.E.M.E.D. (Providing Real World Experiences for future Marshall Educated Doctors).

The program allows undergraduate students of color to explore and experience the medical school during a three-day campus immersion visit that includes mock medical school interview sessions, robotic surgery demonstrations and discussions with current medical students and residents about life as a physician.

Dr. Shelvy L. Campbell, assistant dean for diversity at the School of Medicine, says the pipeline program, now in its third year, gives students a real-life look at the processes of applying to and attending medical school.

“We are pleased to offer this program again at Marshall,” she said. “Our diversity initiatives promote an inclusive environment by attracting, recruiting and retaining individuals who represent varying backgrounds. Programs like this one help support our mission.”

Campbell says students from North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina A & T, Stanford University, Norfolk State University, California State University at Eastbay, West Virginia University, Shepherd University and Marshall University, among others, are attending the event.

For more information contact Campbell at 304-691-1607.

Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013