Mentorship Academy meets from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays for six weeks, March 16-April 20, 2021, for class lecture, guest speakers and life skills. Participants will also schedule a job shadowing experience once per week. Participants will be provided a uniform to wear to NMMC.
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 14-25 at Itawamba Community College’s Belden campus.
Interested students should complete the following application and submit the requirements listed to Cora Polson in the NMHS Education Department by Feb. 26, 2021.
Interviews will be March 2-4 at North Mississippi Medical Center (or virtually). Emails will be sent with an interview date and time.
The cost to participate in the Mentorship Academy is $101, which covers the cost of the Certified Nursing Assistant training and certification. This cost will be refunded if the participant successfully completes both phases of the program and passes the certification exam.
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 Medical Center is accepting applications for scholarships from graduating high school seniors in counties where NMMC-affiliated hospitals are located—Clay, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc Tishomingo, Webster counties in Mississippi and Marion County, Ala.
Students who plan to major in a medical career, excluding dental and veterinary medicine, are eligible. Scholarships are funded by the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi.
Deadlines vary by location. Please check with your local NMMC hospital.
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.
Dr. Hiroji Noguchi Memorial Scholarship
North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point offers the Dr. Hiroji Noguchi Memorial Scholarship for individuals who are pursuing a career in health care. The scholarship is being administered by the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi for high school seniors in Clay County schools. Application deadline is April 12, 2021.
Friends and colleagues of Dr. Noguchi established the scholarship shortly after his death on Oct. 4, 2019. Dr. Noguchi joined the NMMC-West Point medical staff in June 2017 after moving to this area from Honolulu, Hawaii, where he practiced for 18 years. For more information, call (662) 495-2141 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).
Applicants should also submit:
- A copy of your most recent transcript (3.0 GPA or higher) and ACT score
- Three sealed letters of recommendation from high school instructors, employers, clergy or other community members
- A 350-word essay stating your reason for choosing a health career and what you have done to prepare yourself to be successful in that career.
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. Program dates for 2021 are June 7-25 and July 12-30. Application deadline is May 14, 2021.
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.