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College Access to Careers in Health

The HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry Medical College Summer Institute

Title: The HBCU Wellness Project Summer Institute

Description:  Collegiate students are trained as Student Health Ambassadors (SHA) to develop health and wellness interventions based on the leading health disparities in Tennessee. The SHA facilitates these interventions and analyzes their data to help in promoting change in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in the residents within their communities and surrounding areas.

Eligibility/Application Information: Students must attend one of the following institutions to be eligible for participation: Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, Lemoyne-Owen College, Fisk University, or Lane College.

Website or Application Link: For additional information please contact the person listed below or visit The HBCU Wellness Project website at www.hbcuwellnesstn.org.

Contact:  Christina Haygood, chaygood@mmc.edu


Tennessee Primary Care Association - Central TN AHEC Collegiate Health Scholars Corp

Title: Collegiate Health Scholars Corp

Description: The Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) is a service learning program designed to expose undergraduates, at the beginning of their academic career, to the health professions.

Eligibility/Application Information: Freshman or sophomore undergraduate students interested in pursuing one of the following health professional careers: dentist, primary care physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, mental health professional (health service psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, psychiatric nurse specialist, marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor).

Website or Application Link: Click here to access the website and application link.

Contact: Raymond Mitchell, raymond@tnpca.org


Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) at Meharry Medical College Summer Mentorship Program

Title: The HCOP Pre-Matriculation Summer Program

Description: This six-week program is designed to prepare students to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and to strengthen academic and coping skills needed to be successful in medical school.

Eligibility/Application Information: Undergraduate students who are economically or educationally disadvantaged and express a desire to pursue a career in medicine are encouraged to apply.

Website or Application Link: Click here for additional program information or contact the person listed below.

Contact: Sharon Turner-Friley, sfriley@mmc.edu


The Center of Excellence (COE) at Meharry Medical College BS/MD Program

Title: Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine (BS/MD) Program

Description: The COE BS/MD is a 3 year program for students that attend one of the 7 HBCU’s which provide conditional acceptance to Meharry Medical College upon graduation. The program is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will spend 3 weeks taking academic courses where they must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue each year. There is a stipend available for the students. 

Eligibility/Application Information: Students must attend one of the following institutions to be eligible for participation: Alabama A&M University, Fisk University, Grambling State University, Jackson State University, Hampton University, Southern University and A&M College, and Tennessee State University.

Website or Application Link: Click here for an application. For additional information please contact the person listed below or click here to view the Center of Excellence web page.

Contact:Sharon Turner-Friley, sfriley@mmc.edu


 
 
 
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