Apr 8, 2011

Science and Service Plus Medicine and Mentoring Equals S2M2

To support student interest in science and public service, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) has put together an intensive week-long program targeted to college-bound high school students who are considering going into medicine.

Held at the USUHS facility in Bethesda, Maryland, the S2M2 program is scheduled for the week of August 8th and is open to students entering grades 10 through 12. During the week, opportunities will be provided to tour labs, work on a research project, observe surgery and other medical procedures, as well as shadow a physician or other health care professional.

Navy Captain Margaret Calloway, associate dean for recruitment at the USUHS Hebert School of Medicine, believes the S2M2 program is an important tool for the university in recruiting future students. “These students are building a foundation for their future in research and medicine, while also getting valuable exposure to military medicine,” commented Captain Calloway in The Journal.

Applicants must complete and submit an application package which includes a one-page essay explaining why they want to enter health sciences/medical profession and how the program will support that goal. A letter of recommendation from a high school science teacher or guidance counselor is also required. All materials are due by April 30, 2011.

Participants will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, interest in science and medicine, leadership skills, and involvement in community service.

“The S2M2 Program is open to all high school students from any location,” said LaRhonda Baker, an assistant in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. “All participants are responsible for their own accommodations and travel to and from USUHS.”

This could be a great opportunity for students interested in exploring health care professions or areas in which the federal government supports medical education. For more information or to print out a downloadable version of the S2M2 application, visit the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences website.

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