Published on February 10, 2020

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 1-5 at HealthWorks! to introduce students to various health careers.

Rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders who are interested in pursuing a health career 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 6.

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, which includes educational materials and snacks. Tuition support is provided for public school students in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties by the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund, a fund of the CREATE Foundation. 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/youth-education. Students who are selected to participate will be notified by April 30.

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