Spring Hill College launches Premedical Internship program

Thu, 01/08/2009 (All day)

Jan. 7, 2009

Mobile, Ala. – Spring Hill College introduces a new Premedical Internship program for pre-health students this month. Twenty students have enrolled in the program for the spring 2009 semester.  The participating students will spend eight hours "shadowing" five different healthcare professionals for a total of 40 hours over the course of the semester. 

There are 110 Mobile area healthcare professionals representing 23 different medical specialties, including dentists and physical therapists, who have agreed to participate in the program.  Students will receive one credit hour and have the opportunity to repeat the course each spring semester.  The internship is open to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and who have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours.
 
“This internship is a great enhancement to our premedical program here at Spring Hill. Liz Dexter-Wilson, Career Services Coordinator, has done a great job helping to organize the course and will serve as the course director,” said Dr. David Dean, chair of the Division of Sciences, “But this wouldn't have been possible without the help of  Dr. Dan Reimer (SHC ’78), a local radiologist, who volunteered to personally invite each physician to participate in the program.” 

There will be an orientation session presented by Liz Dexter-Wilson and Dr. Dan Reimer at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, in room 108 of Yancey Hall at Spring Hill.