The Physician Shadowing Program at North Mississippi Medical Center provides a three-week, immersive, hands-on experience for pre-med students aspiring to a career in medicine. This program is tailored to students who have completed at least three years, junior equivalent, of college.
Students will engage with physicians and other hospital staff in various specialties, learning about everything from anatomy to bedside mannerisms. This experience has been designed to better prepare students for medical school, provide insight into what physicians do and why, and may help guide students toward a particular specialty. The program also shows the students local practice opportunities.
Each student receives hourly compensation, a lab coat, and other support materials. This program is funded by the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi through the Dr. P.K. Thomas Endowed Scholarship Fund.
During the three-week program, students will have the opportunity to shadow in specialty areas such as Cancer Care, Center for Digestive Health, ER, clinics, Family Medicine Residency Center, Heart and Vascular Institute, Hospitalist, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Radiology and Women’s Hospital.Interested students may apply at www.nmhs.net/careers AFTER February 1, 2020. When completing the application, select NMHS (North Mississippi Health Services) as the facility. Next, select “Physician Shadower” as the position you are applying for.
Program dates for 2020 are June 8-26 and July 13-31. If accepted, applicants must be available for work during the entire three-week period. Deadline to submit all applications is April 12, 2020. In addition to your application, please submit the following items:
- Written statement expressing why you aspire to become a physician and how shadowing a physician could be beneficial to you
previous experience in health care such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internship, employment, etc.
- Two recommendations from an instructor, manager/supervisor 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.
- Official college transcript
Please submit packet to:
NMMC Human Resources
Attn: Rosalyn Campbell
830 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801