FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 19, 2019
Contact: Sheanna Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Applications for the annual summer academy at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine are being accepted through April 22.
The residential academy is a hands-on experience for undergraduate students who aspire to become physicians and want to prepare for medical school. Participants will learn interviewing skills, how to maximize study skills and tips from experts on the medical school admissions process. Students also engage in hands-on exercises in clinical skills, manage wound care and build splints in a “wilderness” environment and interact with medical students, physician residents and faculty.
The academy is free to students selected to participate. Eligible participants must be West Virginia residents who are currently enrolled in a West Virginia public or private accredited college or university and are in good academic standing; passed a minimum of 30 earned college hours; minimum overall college GPA of at least a 3.00 is strongly preferred; a minimum composite score of 22 on the ACT or SAT equivalent is strongly preferred. Students should also show a demonstrated serious interest in a medical career. Women, minorities and those from underrepresented groups in medicine are encouraged to apply.
The academy runs June 10 through June 14 at Marshall’s Health Science campus in Huntington. The application and all supporting documents must be received by April 22.
To apply, visit http://crh.marshall.edu. For more information, contact Amber Vance at the Marshall School of Medicine’s Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-691-1184.
Date Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019