Monday, February 25, 2013
Contact: Mary E. Clark, Office of Multicultural Affairs 304-696-5852

Students can explore health care fields March 14-15; deadline to apply is Feb. 28

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – African American undergraduate students who are considering careers in health care fields can participate in “Successful Steps to Careers in Health Care,” a day-and-a-half immersion and exploration program, March 14 and 15, in the Marshall University Medical Center. Deadline to apply for the program is Thursday, Feb. 28.

During the program, students will be able to tour facilities, learn about medicine and pharmacy admission requirements and obtain information about student financial assistance. In addition, there will be a presentation with “Harvey,” the simulation mannequin used in medical school instruction; tours of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health and the School of Pharmacy; and roundtables with students from both medicine and pharmacy.

Mary Clark, program director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Marshall, said the program is targeted at students who typically participate in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation or the Society of Black Scholars; however, the program seeks to expose diverse, talented students to how they can make their dreams a reality when it comes to careers in health care.

“Successful Steps to Careers in Health Care” is a joint effort of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy, with assistance from School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Marshall’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.

For further information or to reserve a place in the program, students should contact Dr. Shelvy Campbell, director of the Marshall University JCE School of Medicine Office of Diversity, by phone at 304-691-1607 or by e-mail at

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197