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Marshall University offers high school students glimpse into STEM careers

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –  The Marshall University Health Care Pathways Initiative provides high school underrepresented students from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky with an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math careers. The virtual summer camp is scheduled for June 1-30, and the application deadline is May 7.

“Students who are interested in healthcare, pharmacy, nursing, health informatics and engineering will learn valuable information and perspective about working toward careers in those fields,” said Shelvy L. Campbell-Monroe, Ph.D., associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the schools of medicine and pharmacy.

Students entering grades 9-12 who are underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply through Friday, May 7. The application is available online at https://www.cognitoforms.com/MarshallHealth2/HealthCarePathwayInitiative.

Males underrepresented in medicine include students who identify as African Americans and/or Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander and mainland Puerto Rican. 

A modest stipend will be provided to all accepted student participants who are present and participate during the entire program dates.

This initiative is funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (UNITE), a Walgreens Diversity Grant, Marshall Health and the Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.  Additional information is available by calling the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 304-691-1607.

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Media Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639


Date Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021