||Mercer University School of Medicine and Georgia
|Mercer University School of Medicine and
Georgia 4-H recently joined forces to
offer a unique experience for 4-Hers interested in a career in the
Sights on Medical School is one of several initiatives being developed
through a new partnership between the School of Medicine and Georgia 4-H.
Setting Your Sights on Medical School, for ninth- through
12th-graders, is intended to inspire and enable youth from rural Georgia to
pursue healthcare careers.
Setting Your Sights on Medical School is coordinated
by Jean Sumner, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, and Laura Bland, director
of community outreach and population health, as well as Lee Anna Deal,
Southeast District 4-H program development coordinator, Brandi McGonagill,
Bleckley County 4-H agent, and Abby Smith, Effingham County 4-H
School of Medicine is honored to partner with Georgia 4-H, said Dr.
Sumner. 4-H is an outstanding service-based leadership organization that
offers life-changing opportunities to young Georgians. Mercer is committed to
its mission to improve access to health care in rural and underserved areas of
this state by providing physicians to this state. Mercer University School of
Medicine only admits Georgia residents. Together we can open doors to young
people from across this state, and particularly from rural areas, who are
interested in entering health professions and returning to rural Georgia to
We are so excited
that Mercer University School of Medicine reached out to Georgia 4-H in an
effort to help young people from rural areas of Georgia make going to medical
school a reality, said Deal. Our mission in Georgia 4-H is to offer
opportunities like this for young people to acquire knowledge and develop
skills to help them reach their goals. Hands-on learning experiences, like this
event at Mercer, are just the type of programming 4-Hers get excited
about being a part of. We hope that we have impacted these young people in a
positive way to help them reach their future goals.
|JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
||Through the Mercer University School of Medicine and the Georgia 4-H
partnership Setting Your Sights on Medical School, and in
collaboration with the JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
College-Ready Community STEM Partnership, the Mercer University
School of Medicine Skelton Medical Libraries are pleased to provide Georgia 4-H
members with access to the JoVE Science Education Database of over 1,000 videos
in the areas of biology, psychology, environmental science, chemistry, and
clinical skills, as well as JoVE Neuroscience.