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  • Health Equity and Leadership Ignited!

    Research demonstrates males of color are significantly underrepresented in most health professional programs. The purpose of this project is to support underrepresented males, from ages 17-25, to become leaders in the healthcare workforce, while increasing access to health professional education, training, and career options. The program will be hosted by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to reinforce the institution’s commitment of promoting racial healing, eradicating health disparities, and improving health equity for Mississippians and citizens of our nation. Underrepresented males enrolled in two-year community colleges in Mississippi will be invited to apply and participate in the Institute.

    Program goals and objectives

    • To prepare, develop and train young men of color for successful career opportunities in the healthcare workforce
    • To improve engagement between communities of color and the state’s only academic medical center
    • To provide mentoring opportunities for participants by leaders in the healthcare workforce
    • To improve health literacy among economically and educationally disadvantaged young adults and families

    To apply to the program, applicants should:

    • Complete the online application
    • Send the following documents below to mklein@umc.edu
      • Resume
      • Headshot
      • One letter of recommendation (can be from an advisor, instructor, or community leader)
      • Unofficial transcript
      • Current course schedule

    **Failure to submit required documents will result as an incomplete application. 

    Important dates (Cohort II)

    • Applications accepted until November 30, 2014
    • Review of applicants and selections early December 2014
    • Interviews and notification of applicants mid-December 2014

    Notice to selected participants

    • Sessions are held at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Participants must have adequate transportation to and from the site. Travel reimbursements will be provided to participants traveling 20 miles or more.
    • If selected for the program, participants must be able to attend all in-person sessions and webinars.
      • 2015 In-person Sessions: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
      • 2015 Webinars: TO BE ANNOUNCED
      • Promotion Day and Luncheon: May 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
       
    • Participants are expected to comply with all guidelines and policies of the program and of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 
    • The program is competitive and a limited number of slots are available.

    For more information, please contact:

    • Dr. Juanyce D. Taylor, Department Chair 
              Assistant Dean of Research and Innovation
              and Chair, Department of Health Sciences 
              School of Health Related Professions 
              2500 N. State St. 
              Jackson, MS 39216-4505 
              E-mail: jdtaylor@umc.edu  
              Phone: (601) 815-1150 
              Fax: (601) 815-5362