FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Contact: Leah Payne, DirectorofPublic Affairs, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – More than a dozen students from colleges and universities around the nation are at the Marshall University 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), where they will participate in an immersion program aimed at providing them a glimpse into the “real life” of a medical school student.
Developed in 2011, the program allows undergraduate students of color to explore and experience the medical school and 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 fourth year, gives students a real-life look at the processes of applying to and attending medical school.
“We are pleased to offer this program at Marshall,” Campbell said. “Our diversity initiatives promote an inclusive environment by attracting, recruiting and retaining individuals who represent varying backgrounds. This pipeline program helps us build that environment by exposing students of color to what we do.”
Campbell says students from the University of Virginia, University of Louisville, Hampton University and Stony Brook, as well as Ohio University and Marshall University, are attending the event.
For more information, contact Campbell at 304-691-1607.
Date Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014