MEDARVA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Coltrane (804) 475-9600

MEDARVA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Richmond, VA (March 14, 2022) – In honor of MEDARVA Healthcare’s 70th anniversary, the MEDARVA Foundation announced today it is launching a new summer program for area high school juniors and seniors to encourage interest in healthcare professions and community service. The MEDARVA Scholars program is designed to give students:

  • An immersive experience in rotations through busy healthcare settings
  • Personalized leadership training
  • Access to and interaction with community leaders
  • An introduction to nonprofit governance
  • A hands-on group project designed to exercise newly developed skills and knowledge

“The MEDARAVA Foundation exists to expand medical knowledge and access,” said Karen Coltrane, executive director for Strategic Initiatives at MEDARVA Healthcare. “And with so many area students submitting high quality, health-related research projects to our Virtual Science Fair, we could see a potential audience for a program that let exceptional students experience a healthcare setting, learn from community service leaders, and begin to think about their own leadership. It seemed like a great way to recognize the opening of our founding organization, the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital, which all started with a gift from a fellow Richmond area resident years ago.”

The two-week program will be open to just 30 students, selected for their academic achievements and interest in exploring healthcare as a potential profession. Participants will receive:

  • Personalized set of scrubs
  • Daily lunches
  • Program graduation certificate
  • Personalized letter of recommendation for inclusion in college applications
  • Personalized set of scrubs
  • Daily lunches
  • Program graduation certificate
  • Personalized letter of recommendation for inclusion in college applications

Tuition for the program is $500, payable upon acceptance. Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need. Applications will be accepted at medarvascholars.com through April 25, 2022, or until the seats are full. The program will run from 9:00am and end no later than 4:30pm Monday-Thursday for two weeks beginning on Monday, July 11 and concluding on Thursday, July 21.

MEDARVA is an independent, not-for-profit, health care organization based in Richmond, Virginia. It opened to the public May 12, 1952 as the Richmond Eye Hospital. Today MEDARVA Healthcare includes two outpatient surgery centers with 14 operating rooms, an imaging center, the region’s only low vision center and the MEDARVA Foundation. The network of complementary services works together to provide excellence in outpatient care and medical research to contribute to the region’s good health. Learn more about MEDARVA at Medarva.com or email [email protected]

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