Mentorship Academy meets from 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks, March 24-April 30, 2020. Tuesdays will be class lecture, and Thursdays will feature guest speakers, life skills and job shadowing. Participants will be provided a uniform.
Participants who successfully complete NMMC’s Mentorship Academy will receive certified nursing assistant training this summer. This training will prepare participants for the certification examination and a career in health care. The 80-clock-hour Certified Nursing Assistant Program will be held June 15-30 at Itawamba Community College’s Belden campus.
Interested students should apply by March 6, 2020.
You must submit a minimum of four recommendations from instructors, managers/supervisors and/or peers. Recommendations are managed through Checkster, our reference-checking tool. Upon completion of your application, you will receive a link via email that will provide you with instructions on how to complete your recommendations.
You must submit a written essay stating why you would like to participate in Mentorship Academy, how the program will benefit your future plans, any experience or training you have had in health care, your strengths and weaknesses, any Allied Health class you have taken and any other information that you feel pertinent to share.
You must submit a copy of your transcript from 9th grade through the last semester you have completed.
Interviews will be March 12, 13 and 16 at North Mississippi Medical Center. Emails will be sent with an interview date and time.
Mentorship Academy application
The NMMC Mentorship Academy is made possible by a grant from the Bower Foundation. For more information, call (662) 377-6850 or (662) 377-3245 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-8430-3375).
Health Career Scholarships
North Mississippi Health Services offers Health Career Scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to major in a medical career and live in Lee County.
After completing a semester at an accredited institution of higher learning in a medical major field of study, the recipient will send official grades and will be reimbursed for $500 for each for four semesters (for a total of $2,000). The student signs an agreement to remain in a medical major and in the accredited institution maintaining a status of good standing and a 2.5 GPA.
The recipient is not required to apply for NMHS employment as a condition of the scholarship.
Scholarship applications are due by March 27.
Participants who provide a completed application will be notified by email of their interview appointment time. For more information, call (662)-377-3245.
Jim Spruiell Memorial Scholarship
Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi offers the Jim Spruiell Memorial Scholarship for individuals who are pursuing a career in emergency health care. Recipients can be high school seniors preparing to enter college or individuals currently in the workforce about to embark on a second career. Eligible applicants must live or work in counties served by North Mississippi Health Services.
Application deadline is March 31, 2020.
Students in the Physician Shadowing Program must have completed their junior year of college in pursuit of a medical career. During the program, they spend time with family physicians, surgeons, radiologists, cardiologists and emergency physicians. The Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi funds the program through the P.K. Thomas Jr., M.D., Endowed Scholarship Fund. Each student receives hourly compensation, a lab coat and support materials. For more information, call (662) 377-3245 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).
Sessions are scheduled for June 10-28 and July 8-26. Selected individuals are hired, provided a lab coat and paid minimum wage while in the program. The application process begins February 1. Application deadline is April 12.