School of Medicine welcomes 21 students for Project P.R.E.M.E.D.

Twenty-one students from colleges and universities around the nation were on the Huntington campus last week for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Project P.R.E.M.E.D. (Providing Real World Experiences for future Marshall Educated Doctors).

The annual program allows undergraduate students of color to explore and experience the medical school during a five-day campus immersion visit that included mock medical school interview sessions, robotic surgery demonstrations, suturing instruction, and discussions with current medical students and residents about life as a physician.

“We are pleased to offer this program again at Marshall, Our diversity initiatives promote an inclusive environment by attracting, recruiting and retaining individuals who represent varying backgrounds.  Programs like this one help support our mission.” said Dr. Shelvy L. Campbell, assistant dean of diversity at the School of Medicine

Campbell says students who attended were from Furman University, Florida State University, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, Howard University, among others including Concord University and Marshall.