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Mercy Health to accept Future Physicians Program applications

Applications are now available for the Future Physicians Program at Mercy Health – Lourdes...
Applications are now available for the Future Physicians Program at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.((Source: Pixabay))
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020 at 10:49 AM CST
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - Applications are now available for the Future Physicians Program at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Six college students will be accepted.

According to the hospital, the program offers students a unique look into the medical field in order to inspire them to pursue a career in health care.

Each selected participant will receive a $500 Lisa Lasher Future Physicians Scholarship upon completing the program.

To apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with a concentrated focus on pre-medicine. Preference will be given to students that have completed at least two years, however all applications will be accepted and reviewed.
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA – will need a copy of current transcript from university.
  • Must be available for orientation on June 9, 2020.
  • Must be available June 15 - July 24, 2020. More than two absences during this time period will result in dismissal from the program.
  • Have not previously participated in the program.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Resume
  • 200-word essay - Using Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s core values, write an essay on how these values have been demonstrated through work and/or educational pursuits. Click here for core values.
  • Two letters of reference – one must be from a professor or TA.

Interested applicants should email all documents here.

Deadline to apply is March 4 and applicants will be notified by March 18.

This is the 12th year Lourdes Hospital has provided the Future Physicians Program.

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