Summer pre-med programs announced



The Summer Academy is a hands-on residential academy at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for West Virginia undergraduate students who aspire to become physicians and want to prepare for medical school.  The academy is an immersion experience and challenging, but it is also inspiring and fun.  Activities include interviewing tips and mock interviews, a wilderness medicine activity, suturing workshop, test-taking tips and study skills.  Students also have opportunities for informal discussions with medical students, residents and experienced physicians who are great role models for aspiring medical students.  This year’s Summer Academy will be held June 12 - 16.  More information is available:


Project P.R.E.M.E.D. is a medical school information and exploration program designed for college students of color and sponsored by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Office of Diversity. During the week program, selected students participate in an immersion program that exposes them to life as a medical student and life in medical school.  P.R.E.M.E.D. participants are assigned a medical student mentor to encourage and assist them with navigating the medical school admission process. The program is scheduled for July 16-20.   More information is available at 


The Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy  Office of Diversity offers The Health Care Pipeline Initiative (HCPI ) June 12 - July 8.   HCPI was designed to connect West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio high school students (grades 9-12) with an exclusive sneak peek at careers in the stem fields. During the month, students will be emerged in activities, attend seminars and social activities with other high school students. The Health Care Pipeline Initiative program will give participants an opportunity to learn about careers in medicine, pharmacy, other health care fields, engineering and sciences.  Information on this program is available at 

Date Posted: Friday, March 3, 2017