Published on February 18, 2019

NMMC Summer Health Academy to Introduce Youth to Health Careers

TUPELO, Miss. – North Mississippi Medical Center will sponsor its annual Summer Health Academy from 8 a.m.-noon June 3-7 at HealthWorks!.

Students who are interested in pursuing a health career and have completed the seventh or eighth grade are eligible. Participation is limited to 30 students who will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, community service and desire to enter a health profession. Students must also submit two teacher reference forms. Application deadline is April 1.

NMMC’s Summer Health Academy will introduce students to various careers in health care while reinforcing positive lifestyle choices. Participants will spend four hours each day with nurses and other health care professionals who are eager to share their expertise and enthusiasm.

Because enrollment is limited, students will be able to interact one-on-one with nurses, physicians, radiologic technologists, physical therapists and other health care staff.

The fee for Summer Health Academy is $50 and includes educational materials and snacks. Applications are available at area schools or by calling (662) 377-3131 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375). Applications can also be downloaded from www.nmhs.net.  Students who are selected to participate will be notified by April 30.

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